Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Classical music isn't dead
Yes, I'm stealing from your site, Patty. I thought this article in the New York Times was very well-written and interesting. To add to the author's demographic comment, I've heard that another reason why audiences are continuously "blue-haired" is because of the time allowances at that stage of life. That's not to say that retired people are twiddling their thumbs looking for something to do so "hey, why not go to a symphony concert?" People are more active than ever these days. They're also working longer (older), so the age of retired concert-goers may just be rising. OK, I realize I just contradicted myself. Read the article, and let me know what you think.