Friday, June 22, 2007

If you called your dad, he could stop it all

A.C. Douglas points us to the multimedia symposium, though, I have no idea what it really is, Engaging art: a public conversation.

Listen: my Blogger profile isn't kidding, I am 21. What do you want to know about young people? I spend quite a bit of time with them. Most of them can't be forced into a concert hall, even with the promise of slightly overpriced booze in the lobby before the show. Why waste money shooting at a target that isn't even in the same county, much less nearby? Orchestras would be wise to scrap the expensive "outreach" programs and multimedia extravaganzas, spending the money on important things like new sets of scores, recording equipment, and guest conductors.

The last time I was in Chicago for the CSO, there were plenty of young people. Now, there were the typical "hot date" couples (though why you'd want to hear Pierre Boulez conduct Mahler's 7th on a hot date, unless you're a musicology student with a thing for either Mahler or Boulez is beyond me), but there were as many young people who looked serious and interested in what was happening on stage. These people are the people you need to keep coming back, and only challenging and intelligent programming will do that. Laser light shows will get families of four, for one show. That's not enough to do anything except maybe turn the lights on in a pretty-empty house, the serious patrons having been driven away by the pablum.

No, the people who want to do something about their audiences for classical shows should start appealing to people who want to go. Those people are the only ones who can do anything about this. They're the ones more likely than not to attend multiple concerts and care about the music, beyond the "The World's Most [adjective] Classical Music" compilation snippets they've heard. The rest? They'll either catch up or continue being satisfied with Brooks and Dunn's cover of B.W. Stevenson's "My Maria." Either way, everyone should be happy.

4 Comments:

At 12:59 AM, Blogger ninest123 said...

ninest123 16.01
michael kors outlet online, michael kors handbags, prada outlet, michael kors outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, uggs on sale, nike outlet, louboutin uk, uggs outlet, ray ban sunglasses, uggs on sale, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton handbags, prada handbags, nike free, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin, michael kors outlet online, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, louboutin shoes, louis vuitton outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, ralph lauren polo, michael kors, burberry outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, uggs on sale, replica watches, ray ban sunglasses, burberry factory outlet, longchamp bags, tiffany jewelry, uggs outlet, ralph lauren outlet, gucci handbags, nike air max, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin, tiffany jewelry, cheap jordans, nike air max, tory burch outlet

 
At 1:02 AM, Blogger ninest123 said...

michael kors uk, nike trainers uk, longchamp soldes, north face uk, abercrombie and fitch, jordan pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, nike air max, louboutin pas cher, longchamp pas cher, nike tn pas cher, vanessa bruno pas cher, polo ralph lauren uk, nike air max pas cher, coach outlet store online, timberland pas cher, nike air max uk, abercrombie and fitch UK, true religion outlet, true religion outlet, lunette ray ban pas cher, michael kors outlet online, michael kors, ray ban uk, mulberry uk, burberry pas cher, hollister uk, nike roshe uk, nike roshe run pas cher, sac guess pas cher, true religion jeans, nike free, lunette oakley pas cher, michael kors, hogan sito ufficiale, replica handbags, north face pas cher, lululemon outlet, nike air force, nike air max uk, vans pas cher, new balance, nike free pas cher, converse, true religion outlet, coach purses, polo lacoste pas cher, hermes pas cher, nike blazer pas cher

 
At 1:05 AM, Blogger ninest123 said...

insanity workout, beats by dre, vans scarpe, instyler ionic styler, chi flat iron, iphone 6 cases, iphone 6 plus cases, iphone 6s plus cases, timberland boots, north face outlet, lululemon outlet, louboutin, polo ralph lauren, iphone cases, ghd hair, nike air max, reebok outlet, s6 cases, soccer jerseys, jimmy choo outlet, hollister, oakley, mac cosmetics, nfl jerseys, nike roshe run, wedding dresses, abercrombie and fitch, soccer shoes, vans outlet, nike air max, hermes handbags, p90x workout, hollister clothing, gucci, asics running shoes, celine handbags, iphone 5s cases, new balance shoes, softball bats, iphone 6s cases, herve leger, babyliss pro, north face outlet, salvatore ferragamo, ray ban, mont blanc, mcm handbags, ipad cases, bottega veneta, converse, giuseppe zanotti, valentino shoes

 
At 1:07 AM, Blogger ninest123 said...

moncler outlet, wedding dresses uk, canada goose jackets, moncler uk, canada goose uk, pandora jewelry, canada goose pas cher, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton uk, links of london uk, swarovski jewelry, toms shoes, bottes ugg pas cher, canada goose outlet, canada goose outlet, ugg pas cher, lancel, juicy couture outlet, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, converse shoes outlet, sac louis vuitton, moncler pas cher, pandora charms, moncler jackets, coach outlet, canada goose jackets, canada goose, canada goose, moncler, karen millen uk, louis vuitton, moncler, barbour jackets uk, moncler, supra shoes, barbour, ugg uk, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, montre pas cher, hollister, pandora uk, pandora jewelry, replica watches, swarovski uk, sac louis vuitton, louis vuitton, thomas sabo uk, marc jacobs, moncler, doke & gabbana
ninest123 16.01

 

Post a Comment

<< Home