Art music’s audience doesn’t seem so miniscule in an atomized cultural marketplace.
Might an appreciation for contemporary art translate to an appreciation for contemporary art music? Don’t count on it.
Clarke BustardPhoto by Eric Dobbs In 1958, I heard a symphony orchestra in the flesh for the first time. I was one of about 5,000 elementary school kids who heard the Richmond (VA) Symphony give its first youth concert. The program was Honegger‘s Pacific 231, Ives‘s The Unanswered Question, and Stravinsky‘s Firebird Suite. They don’t […]