Pianist aims to make classics more fun


Frank Herron in The Post-Standard writes about pianist Vladimir Feltsman’s desire to see classical music being less elitist and more fun.

He talks about taking advantage of the Internet age:

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Some orchestras he mentions the New Jersey, Cincinnati and Dallas symphonies are doing a good job at enlarging their audiences, he says.

The outreach goes beyond pre-concert talks and after-concert parties, he says.

“A lot of stuff has to be done on the Internet downloading free videos and so on and so forth,” he says. “You have to be up with the times. It’s an Internet environment now.”

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