There’s been plenty of gloom and doom about the future of classical music in the news this week:
Freelance Musicians Hear Mournful Coda as the Jobs Dry Up (The New York Times)
Hanging by a string: Can classical music adapt? (The Denver Post)
Detroit Symphony Posts $8.8 Million Loss, Lower Revenue (The Wall Street Journal)
But instead of bemoaning the dwindling size of classical music audiences, I’m going to ask you to watch this delightful video.
I love these two inspirational quotes:
How would you be if you thought everybody loves classical music — they just haven’t found out about it yet?
I have a definition of success. For me it’s very simple. It’s not about wealth and fame and power. It’s about how many shining eyes I have around me.
Did I get you hooked on TEDtalks? Here’s another great one:
Music is medicine. Music changes us. To my fellow musicians: Let’s go out and make some eyes shine!