The Crisis in Classical Music

Greg Sandow writes about the crisis in classical music, and in his latest post, he gets to the crux of the problem. An aging audience (the median is much higher than the median of the population). (“No more does every city want an orchestra and an opera company, to attract people who’ll in turn be an attractive workforce for corporations, a reason for companies to relocate to the city. Now the cities want bikepaths, Whole Foods, diversity, a strong local band scene.”) Last year we spoke to a professional cello player about how the crisis is affecting his livelihood.

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faustbanana (#2,376)

Is that the world’s tiniest violin I hear playing? … What’s that, we couldn’t afford to keep the world’s tiniest violin player? Oh…

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