Virtual Circle enters history as the first live-streaming platform to offer NFTs alongside classical concerts using a ticket bundle. The initiative opens new doors for collectors and musicians alike, shining a light on classical music on the NFT stage. Naturally, fans are getting excited for the latest announcement: A Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Pekka Kuusisto NFT.
Classical music joining the NFT market
The star of the classical concert is violinist Pekka Kuusisto, who became renowned for his impressive improvisational skills. The artist will perform violinist Nico Muhly’s concerto called Shrink on Thursday, accompanied by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.
Ticket prices for Thursday’s concert start at £5. However, attendees can get a ticket bundle for £6 for the first 150 tickets sold. Unfortunately, the price increases to £8 thereafter, so buyers should get their ticket as soon as possible.
The ticket bundle includes album cover artwork signed by Nico Muhly and Pekka Kuusisto NFT . Collectors will be able to access the non-fungible-token on the Ethereum sidechain Polygon proof-of-stake. Surprisingly, this option supports NFTs with a minimal impact to the environment, much to collector’s delight.
Additionally, the Pekka Kuusisto NFT buyers will also receive a 25% discount on the digital and physical album versions.
Virtual Circle’s rise to success
Virtual Circle is a live-streaming and digital content platform dedicated to classical music, powered by HarrisonParrot and eMusic Live. Surprisingly, the platform has just been launched fairly recently, in December 2020. However, it’s already off to a great start as it taps into the NFT market too.
In conclusion, the site is breaking records this week, becoming the first platform to offer NFTs alongside ticket bundles for a classical concert.
Undoubtedly, this is a promising beginning for classical music that comes shortly after the Dallas Symphony Orchestra joined the NFT market as well.