“Is COVID-19 Creating New Audiences for Classical Music?”
Though classical music has experienced a shift in performance methods due to the need to distance ourselves, the result has been surprisingly positive. Classical music has been reaching new and broader audiences, and providing a sense of community for many people during this difficult time.
The following article touches on some of the positive discoveries that have come from viewing classical music performances through this new, technological landscape.
“I thought about how in a more formal setting, none of these threads of conversation and informal observations about the works would be quietly shared by people communing together while the music was happening. It was the type of cultural experience that gave me hope that new, creative communities would rise from the ashes from the economic downturn of the pandemic, with new supporters in place to help them thrive.”