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Orchestras and other performing artists and presenters have used wireless microphones to provide unrestricted on-stage movement and to deliver clear and accurate sound to appreciative audiences. Wireless systems operating on radio frequencies between TV broadcast channels are also used for backstage communications with stagehands to execute complex technical activity. Interference to these communications could compromise the safety of performers, technicians, and audiences.
Also, the distribution of media is a critical component in how orchestras bring the experience of music to audiences near and far. While tours and residencies enable orchestras to bring the in-person experience of music to audiences, public broadcasting provides the largest stage, and in many rural areas, public broadcasting is the only provider of free, locally managed news, arts, and cultural programming.
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Banner: Members of the Des Moines Symphony perform “History & Folklore,” the first concert in its livestreamed “Live from the Temple” series, at the Temple for Performing Arts in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Minda Davison