Happy new year!
And here’s something to think about. To preview some upcoming posts on my blog…
How will we know when classical music is truly back? When it’s been reborn, when the crisis we’re having now is truly over?
Answer: We’ll see a new, young, paying audience filling our halls. And we’ll see new classical pieces that matter in the wider culture, that have as much impact as Hamilton.
Do we believe these things are possible?
If not, why not?
If we don’t believe these things can happen, how can we believe that classical music can ever matter again? I mean matter to the world at large, as it used to in past generations.
And what would have to change to make these things possible?