DPO among the first orchestras in nation to join recording label online venture, receive portion of sales revenue
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra today announced it has launched a joint effort with Naxos, the world’s leading classical music label, to make Naxos and Naxos-distributed label CDs and DVDs of classical music available to DPO fans online. Anyone can order the media (CDs and DVDs) by going to http:///www.daytonphilharmonic.com and clicking on DPO Store. This will link them to the Naxos ordering website, where they can select from a wide variety of products chosen to coincide with the classical repertoire the DPO will perform in the 2007-2008 season. The DPO will receive 20% of all the revenues generated.
“It’s a first for us,” David Bukvic, DPO Director of Marketing and Public Relations, states. “In fact, we are one of the very first orchestras in the United States to partner with Naxos in this exciting venture.” Many of the items, with music performed by many of the world’s best-known symphony orchestras, philharmonics, chamber groups, and individual artists, have been reviewed and singled-out for their excellence by Gramophone and BBC Music magazines. “And Naxos is offering them with very friendly pricing,” Bukvic notes. For examples, all CDs are priced under $10 each. Buyers will be able to find the music for virtually all of the works the DPO will performs during this season.
In addition to all the season-relevant media on the site, the featured album on the DPO Store currently is Leonard Bernstein with Naxos recording artist Philippe Quint – the DPO’s guest violinist for its October 11, 12, and 13 concerts – and features Serenade from Plato’s Symposium, one of the pieces Mr. Quint performed with the DPO last weekend.