Boston Symphony Orchestra Partners with Brightcove for Virtual Tanglewood Festival

By Logan Martell

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced that, due to the ongoing coronavirus, its famous Tanglewood Festival will be held online.

In order to best deliver the experience of the festival to audiences at home, the BSO has partnered up with Brightcove Inc., one of the world’s leading video technology platforms.

This year’s performances will be streamed from Tanglewood’s Linde Center, featuring free and paid content from the artists originally scheduled to play at this year’s festival. Brightcove’s services will help to ensure that the streamed events will be of lossless quality, having worked with the Metropolitan Opera, A Night for Austin, and Dropkick Murphys.

“I hope everyone who loves Tanglewood will take advantage of the diverse offerings of the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival, as every effort has been made to bring the spirit of Tanglewood into the numerous video and audio streams featured throughout the summer,” BSO President and CEO Mark Volpe stated in a press release. “We’re grateful to be partnering with Brightcove and using their video technology to help us meet our audiences’ high expectations for sound quality when listening to this amazing digital content through their wide spectrum of streaming devices.

“We look forward to bringing our Tanglewood community together again in 2021, but thanks to our partnership with Brightcove, we are excited to see our events come to life through the power of online audio and video offerings that will also allow us to reach a broader audience.”