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26 Jan 2009

Cheap Seats — The affordable art of concertgoing.

By Alex Ross [New Yorker, 2 February 2009]

The image of the classical concert hall as a playground for the rich is planted deep in the cultural psyche. When Hollywood filmmakers set a scene at the symphony, twits in evening wear fill the frame, their jaws tight and their noses held high. The monocle returns to fashion for the first time since the death of Erich von Stroheim.

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