NFTs Go Classical With Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Rarible

First, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were contemporary; now, they have gone classical. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has released a batch of NFTs on Rarible, a platform for creating, selling, and collecting digital assets.

The tokenized performance is the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and MET Orchestra musicians playing Mahler’s First Symphony live, with an in-person audience – a first for many since lockdowns began in March 2020.

The performance was held at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, regarded as one of the top-ten rated concert halls in the world. The opening bid for the NFT, featuring a video of the emotional concert held in May 2021, is 21.5 ETH (~$50,000). Proceeds from the sale of this NFT will benefit MET Orchestra musicians impacted by the pandemic.

This one-of-a-kind token includes exclusive access to:

- Video of the entire concert of Mahler Symphony No. 1

- Five exclusive videos of rehearsal

- Four exclusive videos with musicians

- Three exclusive behind-the-scenes videos

- VIP Experience at the DSO and Musicians of the Metropolitan Opera Reunion Concert in early 2022 in New York, including roundtrip airfare to another US city, two nights of hotel, dinner with the artist, and two tickets to the concert

- A subscription to the DSO’s digital concerts for the 2021/22 concert season

Apart from the main NFT at auction with a starting bid of 21.5 ETH (~ $50,000), there are two subsets of NFTs available for purchase. The first batch of fifteen NFTs is priced at 0.5 ETH (~$1,000) and includes a video of the first movement, an interview with DSO Music Director Fabio Luisi, and a ticket to the 2022 reunion concert in New York. The second batch of twenty-five NFTs, priced at 0.05 ETH (~$100), features an audio recording of the final movement of Mahler’s First Symphony and photos of both the musicians and the performance.

Copyright and ownership of these assets remain assigned to the Dallas Symphony Association. To redeem your physical tickets, you must show proof of your NFT in your wallet at the DSO’s Guest Services office or email for assistance.

Click here for the original reporting of the NFTs by CoinDesk.