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Went to the symphony
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February 17, 2015 - 9:54 am
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Went to a symphony and was surprised at the lack of turnout.  There were more performers than listeners.  sad.  It was close to valentines so the music was romantic.  I of course was drooling over the sound of some of the violins, especially the concert master (who had a solo).  His violin was really nice.
The last piece was from Romeo and Juliet.  My wife and I were ready to leave half way through.  The music was pretty, was technically correct, but I felt no joy listening,,,there was no reason for my being there.
I'm wondering if this is happening all over.

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February 17, 2015 - 10:59 am
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This is another reason I have been turning down gigs lately here in the states. When I lived and worked in Sweden, the turnout was way better. Often we played for full audiences. It's not as fun to play for small audiences.

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February 17, 2015 - 11:40 am
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Well, I can't attest for anywhere else, but here in Little Rock we are fortunate to have a very active symphony/orchestra scene.  I go quite often and it's always sold out (1,200 seats) with guest conductors and guest soloists.  It's a real treat.

In fact, interestingly, we have about a 50/50 mix between American musicians and European/Asian musicians.  


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