What’s the Next Unusual Venue for Classical Music Concerts?

Live classical music - a new kind of "dentist's office music"?(Photo: SunnyView Dental (Creative Commons/Flickr))
Live classical music - a new kind of "dentist's office music"?(Photo: SunnyView Dental (Creative Commons/Flickr))

As the saying goes, a trend has been established.

In recent years, we’ve seen live classical music performances expand beyond the concert hall and happen in bars, dance clubs, hospital lobbies, train stations, open-air produce markets, public squares and even people’s living rooms. Recently, a Berlin physician and amateur piano restorer has offered his workshop as a concert venue, creating the Piano Salon Christophori concert series, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Fascinated by this trend, I am now wondering, how far can it go? Where else fresh, unusual, innovative could live classical music pop-up concerts, well, pop up?

Without consideration for financial or legal restrictions, here are a few thoughts:

  • In the entryway of a grocery store
  • In a laundromat
  • In the elevator of an office building
  • In the back of a bus
  • In a dental office

I’ve started the list, now it’s your turn to add to it. Where would you be tickled to see and hear live classical music performed?

Read more: In Berlin, An Old Tram Repair Shop Attracts Prestigious Musicians, Irks Agents (WSJ)

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