David Taylor

Orchestras turn the page on sheet music as tablets call the tune

The Times

It is less Ride of the Valkyries and more the march of the tablets.

Orchestras in Britain are embracing a digital revolution by replacing sheet music with tablet computers and encouraging audiences to use their smartphones in darkened auditoriums.

In Leeds tonight the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia will go “100 per cent digital” with sheet music ditched from its musicians’ stands in favour of iPads and Bluetooth foot pedals deployed to turn the pages.