The opening line of this much-discussed summary of the Knight Foundation study of symphony orchestras and their audiences just didn’t ring true with me – “To woo younger audiences, which are bored by Beethoven, Bach and Brahms, orchestras must play more contemporary works, even at the risk of alienating their aging core audience. …. [this is] false”. My personal experience suggests otherwise – new music does attract young audiences, and often large ones at that. So what’s going on with this study? Thankfully, Greg and Alex have figured it all out for me.
Tim Rutherford-Johnson 92 Words