St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Gets All Interactive on People
|Interactive Town Hall Meeting at Powell|
With HEC-TV broadcasting live, music director David Robertson and president Fred Bronstein breezed through an hour-long Power Point presentation of the quirky upcoming season, then took questions from the audience and T.V. viewers who were emailing their questions in.
Classical Music + new-fangled Webby format = KABOOM.
|Yes, they are.|
But hard-core classical symphony buffs, be not crestfallen: will an entire two weeks of straight Beethoven cheer you up? How about Mozart's Requiem? How about Rachmaninoff, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky?
SLSO is obviously trying to lure in all kinds of folks this year, but one email questioner wanted to know: what about the less well-off among us? Robertson answered by pointing out that there are always 50 free tickets to every performance, and that some tickets run only $10 to $15, about the cost of going to a movie.
The last questioner of the night -- also submitting via email -- asked Bronstein and Robertson what they would do if they could wave a magic wand over SLSO.
Robertson replied without hesitation: "I'd love the symphony to be supported at a level that you'd never have think about anything other than getting the music."