One of the “buzzwords” in today’s classical music scene is audience engagement: how to create a meaningful experience in a live performance between the artist and the audience in order to attract new audiences to classical music, especially the elusive “young adult” audience. This is a challenge in the era of the Internet where people can access music anytime and anywhere. Therefore, it takes something special to get people to leave the comfort of their homes or unplug their earbuds and venture into the concert space in order to experience live music.
Herein lies the irony: as easy as it is to access music 24/7, it’s lonely out there on the Internet and today’s audiences crave special and unique experiences. Thus, today’s musicians have an opportunity to create that unique and special experience for today’s audiences.