From Anastasia Tsioulcas's NPR Classical Facebook page: "If you've been following the ongoing conversation about how women are treated in classical music today...an interesting and relevant incident took place between yesterday & today. A source told me yesterday that during a session of the League of American Orchestras conference that is taking place right now in Seattle, a representative of the Berliner Philharmoniker was talking to a roomful of classical music professionals, and said that the reason that 78% of users for their (excellent) Digital Concert Hall is male is because...the computer setup is 'too complicated' for women." And more: "I received this via Twitter today from the orchestra: 'This was indeed a misleading statement – of course women can connect the devices just as well as men.'"
More: An official statement from the Berlin Philharmonic: "We very much regret this misleading statement and want to apologize for this mistake. As we know from the many emails we receive, difficulties in the use of such a complex technical offer as the Digital Concert Hall affect male and female users alike. We will address these difficulties very soon and work hard on an easier access."