In case you didn’t catch the link from the Arts Journal Music News headlines, there is an article written by Charles Downey, the staff critic at DCist.com, which demonstrates just how much impact one concert-goer can have on enhancing classical music’s future…
Of particular interest is the portion written by Charles’ friend and sports writer, Jeff Beam. I won’t spoil the entire article because you really owe it to yourself to give it a read but here’s one of my favorite parts attributed to Jeff:
It’s not that I dislike classical music – I don’t at all. I’ve been to more than a few symphonies. I was just tired. And perhaps, just a little bit, I was intimidated by the fact that an aficionado like Charles would be enjoying the concerto at such a sophisticated level while I tried to recall the differences between the viola and the violin.
So what are you still doing here? Go. Read. Share. Enjoy.