[GLLUG] Am I over-reacting to this?

Christopher Hunter cehunter at gb-x.org
Tue Jan 21 20:03:45 UTC 2014

On 21/01/14 15:31, Nix wrote:
> On 21 Jan 2014, Alain Williams said:
>> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 11:00:26PM +0000, Nix wrote:
>>> It's deader than classical music.)
>> What is wrong with classical music - many people listen to it a lot ?
> Yes, but look at the audiences. Average age 60+, half of them seem to be
> barely able to walk. The only people in their 20s and 30s are the
> performers and a few members of the audience who have classical
> musicians as relatives. That is not a good sign for long-term health :(
"Classical" music certainly isn't dead:  We went to a concert of Baroque 
music just before Christmas.  It was very good (a small orchestra, 
directed from the continuo harpsichord, called the "Linden Ensemble"), 
and was quite well attended by a remarkably wide range of ages.  
Musically, it was a very special evening, and we're looking forward to 
their next concert on 9th February in Belsize Park at St Stephens (a 
de-consecrated church at the corner of Pond Street and Rosslyn Hill).

Their audience ranges from late teenage (predominantly university 
students) to OAPs, with a bias toward the younger end.  Their repertoire 
includes Bach, Handel, Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Purcell and many more 
Baroque period composers.  There's nothing like a bit of Baroque and Roll!
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