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The Symphony Gets Into the App

The classical music world is slowly working its way into the era of modern mobile technology. The New York Philharmonic just became the first orchestra with its own iPhone App.

The app lets you listen to podcasts and performances and find out about up coming events. For classical music fans this could be a nice way to hear recordings of the Philharmonic that aren't available on CD's. If the app is a success other classical music orchestras will follow and that would create a lovely range of arrangements for iPhone users. Tickets to the orchestra aren't cheap so getting some live recorded music on the iPhone would be nice. Hopefully, they will use this as more than a promotion for selling tickets.