Thursday, 22 March 2018

Concerts featuring classical music need to change says Royal Philharmonic Orchestra boss

Did you see the recent survey on classical music? Camilla Turner writes in The Telegraph.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra boss wants to change its name to orchestral music. Classical is an old-fashioned word which puts off youngsters. There's a perception it is only for older people. Younger people paradoxically, in a recent survey, wanted to learn more about orchestral music, but primarily from film, West End productions and pop.


As a lifelong grump, can I also moan about elitism in opera, classical instrumental and choral music? That and the price of concerts may just be putting a few people off.

So change the name and diversify the repertoire - why not play video game music? And stop being so stuffy.

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Holmfirth Choral turned out last Saturday despite the weather. More on stage than in the auditorium. The soloist couldn't get so Chris Pulleyn the pianist sang it all. What a guy? Selwyn, my informant, enjoyed himself. Chris played and sang for us at the Mrs Sunderland opera day.

All rounder singing and on the piano

Okay so I pinched the photo - I think there are more important people associated with Facebook who are pinching stuff and avoiding tax.

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