The Times* asked a bunch of musicians and administrators in Britain how to go about making live music more appealing to the next generation of concert-goers. The responses range from visionary to downright retarded. John Gilhooly from the Wigmore Hall says there’s no need to tinker with a system that works, violinist Nicola Benedetti blames the lighting, and Gillian Moore from the South Bank Centre wonders when it stopped being ok to dance to ballet. Check it out.

* The English one. I can’t bring myself to call it “The Times Of London” because that isn’t what it has been called since 1788, when, need I remind you, Mozart was alive and the Americans were still working on a constitution that would make George Washington president and machine guns legal. Nobody need confuse it with the New York Times (est. 63 years later in 1851) because it is called something different.



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  1. Jimmy #
    March 6, 2010

    That James Rhodes guy seems REALLY smart. Thank God there are people like him about 🙂

  2. Gene De Lisa #
    March 15, 2010

    “…downright retarded…”

    You’d best don your asbestos suit right now.

  3. Will #
    August 18, 2010

    I find Mr Gilhooly’s answer profoundly depressing! Has he looked at his audience recently?

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