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What makes a concert broadcast successful?

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As music lovers, there can often be a collective feeling of amazement after a thrilling concert, both in the auditorium and as a radio broadcast. But what gives us this collective feeling of a concert’s success? What is this ‘wow’ factor, and can it be measured? Is it the programming, acoustics, presentation or a successful media campaign, and why is sometimes the opposite true? For this session, contributors from sound engineers to concert presenters gather to discuss these questions.


Gail Henry, Producer, lyric fm, RTÉ 


Beitske de Jong, Presenter/Host NTR avondconcert, NPO Radio4
Alice Legros, Recording Producer, Radio France
Julia Schwarz, Online Editor, SWR Classic/ARD-Mediathek (Klassik)