Dallas Symphony Orchestra Releases Classical Music NFTs on Rarible
28 Jul, 2021•2 min read•NFT
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has created non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that it is offering on NFT marketplace Rarible.
The orchestra has released NFTs which celebrate a historic musical event that took place at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas in May 2021. The NFT captures Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) music director Fabio Luisi and MET Orchestra musicians in an emotional performance of Mahler’s First Symphony in front of a live audience. It marked the first time many non-DSO musicians performed for a live audience since the coronavirus shutdown in March 2020. The bidding for an NFT featuring a video of the full concert, plus behind-the scenes footage and a VIP experience at the 2022 reunion concert will open at $50,000. Proceeds raised will go toward a charity that will benefit MET Opera Orchestra musicians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. There will also be 15 NFTs priced at $1,000 featuring a video of the first movement, an interview with Fabio Luisi and a ticket to the 2022 reunion concert. Finally, there will be 25 NFTs priced at $100 of an audio of the final movement of Mahler's First Symphony with photos of the musicians and the performances. NFTs are digital assets that represent a wide range of unique tangible and intangible items, from collectible sports cards to virtual real estate and even digital sneakers.