Wednesday, March 09, 2011

How to draw a young crowd to a classical concert

The Hague based Residentie Orkest will perform Dmitri Shostakovitch's Symphony No. 10 at the Lowlands popfestival in August 2011. And the Royal Concertgebouworkest has unveiled its 2011/12 programs, including the modern AAA series, which is aimed at drawing a new and young crowd. There will be a few world premieres, but focus is still on the first half of the 20th century. Included are Edgard Varese's Ameriques and Magnus Lindberg's Kraft.

The people in The Hague and Amsterdam have made some very good programming decisions.

Here's a recommendation for an encore: Alexander Mossolov's The Iron Foundry.

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