The train ride back to Baltimore yesterday provided me some ample time to reflect on what happened during the Soundcheck program yesterday with John Schaefer.
One of the strongest impressions I came away with was how broad based the callers were. I was fully expecting the vast majority of callers to be professional classically trained musicians; but in reality, it was the exact opposite.
That simple fact went a long to way toward reaffirming something I’ve learned since starting Adaptistration almost one year ago; there is a much greater amount of interest among the general population in all that involves classical music than the gives them credit for.
It’s fun and engaging to talk about these issues and those responsible for promoting and sustaining this business should be doing everything they can to encourage it. There is so much more to classical music than just the music itself and providing people with unrestricted access to all of those fascinating issues can only lead to aiding a recovery for classical music.
And without exposure to these intriguing facets the experience is only semi-complete and somewhat lacking. I’ll expand on these ideas soon with Adaptistration’s one year birthday review.
In the meantime I would like to thank Soundcheck’s host John Schaefer, their producer, Brian Wise, and the entire crew for inviting me to the show and producing a top notch program that was both informative and entertaining.