Smartphone Use Encouraged At This Classical Music ConcertPlay
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.
- Amy Bishop, arts and culture reporter for Houston Public Media. She tweets @AmyBishopInTune.
This segment aired on February 26, 2016.