audience

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Please think of us next time you’re at the opera
Recently you printed a heckle complaining about audience behaviour at classical concerts. Well, let’s look at this from the perspective of a pit muso at the Opera House.
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Has Technology Made the Concert Hall Obsolete?
For Johann Sebastian Bach, composing was a simple matter: “All you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.” He neglected to mention that this only holds true for musicians
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Exclusive: Orchestras must ‘ride the wave of change’ or die
New boss of Universal Music issues clarion call urging musicians to engage with audiences
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Orchestrated manoeuvres
Classical music dying? Somebody forgot to tell these innovative acts coming to the Sydney Festival.
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Arts groups seek to attract younger, more diverse patrons
LOUISVILLE – For much of the past 50 years, Louisville-area arts groups have had a cozy relationship with patrons like Kathleen Geile.
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Applause for thought, or classical clap trap?
LAST weekend in Brisbane, a rare moment of reflection took place after Queensland Symphony Orchestra performed Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. When the work came to its haunting conclusion, the audience responded with silence.
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A Loud Call for Cheering at Classical Concert Halls
It is a grim vision of the classical music concert: a sea of hollow-eyed faces in the dark, shushing the slightest peep during boring evenings stifled by ritual. The antidote? Audience members should be able to laugh, to clap in
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The Danger of Writing About Music
There’s a tiny boil of anger heating up just just beneath the surface in the classical music world, a boil just begging to be lanced. Witness, as exhibit A, the partly hysterical responses to my most recent post about classical
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