Writing Real-Time Commentary for Live Performances

Since 2014, The Philadelphia Orchestra has used LiveNote to engage audiences with commentary delivered to mobile devices during live performances. How do you write content that enhances the performance experience without distracting from it?


Jeremy Rothman, Vice President of Artistic Planning for The Philadelphia Orchestra, has written and edited LiveNote content with this goal in mind for the past four seasons. In this interview, he reveals:

  • The differences between writing notes for a printed program and writing real-time commentary for patrons on mobile devices

  • The steps in his process for writing real-time notes for live performances

  • The best and most challenging aspects of creating this type of content

  • His favorite LiveNote writing experience

  • Tips for first-time LiveNote writers

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