From Greg Sandow: Because this history isn’t well known, I thought I’d summa­rize some of the data I’ve uncov­ered about Amer­ican orches­tras in the past, and their audi­ence. (Even at the risk of repeating myself.) This first post shows the data on the audience’s age. This data teaches two lessons:
We can no longer say the orchestra audi­ence has always been the age it is now. That’s just not true.
We can’t assume that younger people will start going to clas­sical concerts when they grow older, as past gener­a­tions did. · Go to Impor­tant data →