How to Attract New Classical Audiences: Food and Beer, Of Course

Fountain at High Street entrance of Columbus Commons. The Columbus Commons is offering a number of lunchtime concerts throughout the summer.(Photo: courtesy columbuscommons.org)
Fountain at High Street entrance of Columbus Commons. The Columbus Commons is offering a number of lunchtime concerts throughout the summer.(Photo: courtesy columbuscommons.org)

Columbus Commons Serves Music and Lunch

All summer long, Columbus Commons, on the former City Center site downtown, is featuring music, outdoor art, and providing a great place to have lunch.

This Wednesday, June 22, from 12 – 1:30 p.m. the Christian Howes Creative String Ensemble performs.

Ballet, Bruinhilde, and Beer

The Toronto Symphony and Royal Ballet have decided if they want to attract new audiences to the world of classical music and dance, they need take a few steps into the world of those they’re trying to attract. How? by feeding them wine, beer and junk food.

Famed Pianist Loves Art, Architecture, Books, Movies, and Turtles

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, pianist Rudolf Buchbinder talks about how he spends his weekends: with grandchildren, his hobbies and turtles.

Are US Non-Profits Doing “Good Work”?

Diane Ragsdale considers whether, in the drive to create “excellent work,” non-profit arts organization have become difficult places to work for their artists and staff.

Kansas Slashes Arts Budget

The Sunflower State slashes every penny for the arts, losing federal funding in the process. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is angry at her home state.

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