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Many patrons scowl when smartphones light up at concerts. But the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston is encouraging its audience to test out a new smartphone app. Called Octava, the app provides program notes in real time during the concert and includes comments from the musicians.
Reporter Amy Bishop of Here & Now contributor KUHF in Houston went to a concert to see how the app works and whether audience members like the idea of using mobile devices during a concert.
This segment aired on February 26, 2016.