So at the end of 2007 I salute audiences in New York and elsewhere who turned out not just for safe bets but also for challenging fare. For too long presenters of concerts and directors of orchestras, ensembles and opera companies have blamed supposedly tradition-bound audiences for their own timidity. But this year, from my experience, some of the most adventurous programs attracted the most ardent and diverse audiences.Go, Tony, go!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Telling It Like It Is
Anthony Tommasini takes a vigorous whack at timid concert programming: