The Boston Globe's classical music critic attended Trio Cleonice's most recent performance and came away with some key questions that are relevant to discussions around the table earlier this year with Gwen, Emely, and Ari.
"Anyone with even a portion of an ear tuned to such matters knows that the classical music world has been quite preoccupied of late with the question of how orchestras and opera companies can continue filling the seats of their cavernous halls. And understandably so.
"But Tuesday’s abundantly sincere and absorbing performance by Trio Cleonice at the United Parish Church in Brookline suggested a different point of view on these issues, and, implicitly, an alternative set of questions. Are grand concert venues the spaces in which all types of classical music make their strongest case? Should this art form’s health be quantified solely in numbers of tickets sold? And if not, in an era so grimly in thrall to metrics and big data, how do you account for not only the size of an audience, but the quality and depth of a listening experience?"
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