Tuning the Concert

Gold Arts Award Portfolio

The Journey so far: form and communicate a view July 6, 2010

I’ve been mainly researching the current state of the music scene in London. See research from Unit 1C.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how many alternative and innovative events are being organised in and around London. It has been hard trying to fit them all into my diary, as especially the family concerts seem to be on the same date. Being in London also has increased the number of free events that I can attend.

I personally was not aware of some of these new innovative events before I started searching. Some of the schemes are relatively new while others have been running for years. However, if you were not looking to attend a classical concert you would probably not hear about these events, as they do seem to appeal to a specialist audience (though a more youthful one).

While people are re-assessing the way classical music is presented it will take a lot longer for the negative perceptions of classical music to change. It will never be the norm to go to a concert on a Friday evening, but perhaps the challenge is to make the concert something every Tom, Dick and Harry would consider attending once in a while.

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One Response to “The Journey so far: form and communicate a view”

  1. philippa Says:

    can you summarise all your esearch now and add a summary of your findings to this page?
    could you make a presentation on youtube maybe?
    once you have prepared a presentation we need to find a way of it reaching a wider audience, just as your story-telling needs to reach a wider audience


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