How new classical music audiences are seeing the light
If classical music wants new audiences it should feast its eyes on the photo above. You may not be able to hear the blazing music of Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy played by the Concertgebouw Orchestra under George Benjamin in that 2010 concert. But you can certainly see the blazing visual music created by kinetic artist and portrait painter extraordinaire Norman Perryman. Today Norman is celebrating his 80th birthday. Not only does he have more energy than people a quarter of his age, he also has more creativity than them. If there were more Norman Perrymans in classical music it would be a better place and audiences would be younger and bigger. Happy birthday Norman!
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