• A collection of NFTs is being sold by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

  • In an effort to support MET Orchestra musicians affected by the epidemic, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has developed a three-tiered collection of non-fungible tokens on the digital marketplace Rarible.

    The collectibles commemorate a concert held in Texas in May 2021 at the Morton H. Symphony Center. The orchestra was conducted by Favio Luisi, music director of the DSO, and included members from both the DSO and the MET Orchestra. Since the epidemic shut down live music concerts in early 2020, it was the first time many non-DSO musicians had performed in front of a live audience.

    “It’s heartbreaking that these wonderful musicians haven’t performed together in over a year,” Luisi said in a statement. “Unfortunately, this is the case for many musicians around the country, and many have been severely impacted by the loss of revenue. As a show of unity, I asked the DSO to find a way to bring musicians together to make music in a way we haven’t heard in over a year.”

    The primary NFT contains a video of the entire show as well as behind-the-scenes footage and a VIP experience at the reunion concert, which includes supper with the performers, flights, and hotel accommodations. Bids begin at $50,000 and go up from there.

    The three-tiered collection also includes 25 NFTs, each priced at $100, that includes audio of Mahler’s First Symphony’s final movement, as well as images of the artists and the performances. A video of the opening movement of the symphony, a film of an interview with Favio Luisi, and a ticket to the 2022 reunion event in New York City are included in fifteen additional NFTs, each priced at $1,000.

    Rarible co-founder and head of product Alex Salnikov said, “The collaboration with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra marks a critical milestone in our mission to take NFTs mainstream and to reach new audiences.” “This NFT is a shining example of the value that NFTs can bring to artists and producers by generating new revenue streams.”

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