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A brief history of applause at classical music concerts

From Mozart to Boulez, how have composers thought about applause? Have we always applauded in the same way for works from the classical repertoire? And what are today’s conventions? Finally, […]




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Attending a music concert, a matter of music…and of health!

Attending a 60 minute concert reduces biological stress, independently of audience age or musical knowledge. These results have been discovered by two British researchers, Daisy Fancourt and Aaron Williamon (Royal […]




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Is listening to classical music uncool?

“The trouble with being interested in classical music is that people look at you funny,” confesses writer Daniel Handler. To introduce audiences to classical music, he imagined and created the […]




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A study of musical consumption in United States

The company Nielsen collected responses to a 2014 internet survey on musical consumption from 2581 people, who were based in the United States and at least 13 years old.  Classical […]




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A new orchestra in New York

Founded in 2016, the mission of the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is to help young audiences develop a taste for opera and the concert experience. In order to […]




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An international piano contest dedicated to contemporary music

Do you know the International Piano Contest in Orleans? It is dedicated to contemporary music, and the jury’s criteria goes beyond the quality of execution: musicians must make the audience […]




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Vox pop Elektra (Opéra de Montréal, 2015)

The Revue québécoise d’art lyrique asks both a listener attending the opera for the first time and a frequent opera-goer their impressions on the second production of the 2015-2016 season. […]




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Is opera only for snobs?

According to the humorist, writer and English actor, Chris Addison, the link constructed in collective imagination between “opera” and “snobism” would explain the resistance by audiences faced with the genre. […]




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The structural probem with Symphonic orchestras

The cost of producing concerts will be greater than the average increase of the rest of the economy. The Symphonic Orchestra of Québec (OSQ) is not the only ensemble to […]




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A futuristic concert hall

Based in Brooklyn, National Sawdust is devoted to arts promotion in a forward thinking way. The design group now has a new building dedicated to performing arts, called Bureau V. […]




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