BAS Message
June 2009

1.  The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its new Digital concert Hall, by which anyone with access to the internet (high speed) can "attend" live concerts at the Philharmonic — each and evey performance is to be broadcast using state-of-the-art technology. "It is a wonderful feeling to be able to welcome far more people to the Philharmonie" says chief conductor sir Simon Rattle. Tickets are 149 euros for the season, 9.90 each.

2.  From the Rocky Mountain Fest audio show: The Colorado Audio Society helps to sponsor our annual audio show each October, Rocky Mountain Audio Fest ( A few weeks ago, we were all saddened with news of the untimely passing of CAS member and RMAF director, Al Stiefel. Al's wife and RMAF co-director, Marjorie Baumert, has now taken full charge of running RMAF and has asked that I contact fellow audio clubs and societies to aid in the selection of a manufacturer deserving of the Al Stiefel Legacy Room at this year's Audio Fest. This gracious offer of an exhibit room at no cost reflects the interest and devotion that Al held in promoting the audio industry and all its participants. Marjorie is requesting nominations for a worthy manufacturer who may not have the means to exhibit this year or perhaps an individual or organization that has a great product that would greatly benefit by achieving a foothold through an RMAF appearance.

If you or your members would like to provide a nomination, please e-mail Marjorie at with your nomination and include a short description of the owner or organization with contact information along with your reason for the nomination. These entries will then be reviewed and researched to arrive at a selection.

I appreciate your time and assistance in this matter and hope that we can meet you at Audio Fest in October.

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updated 9/13/09