Friday, November 08, 2013

So you wanted a young audience

Photo was taken at last night's Hare Krishna Festival in Cambridge's West Road Concert Hall, a venue more familiar as the University Faculty of Music's performance space and sometime home of the Britten Sinfonia. A few years ago I wrote about the success of the George Harrison produced Radha Krsna Temple records and suggested classical music could capitalise on the enormous mind, body and spirit market. Now in an admirably informative post about The Rest is Noise festival Jessica Duchen quotes Sofia Gubaidulina as saying "Art is always spiritual, because it springs from the subconscious, intuitive part of the mind... it reconnects us with a higher power, the higher part of our own spirit". More on this in Classical music's $11 billion market opportunity.

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