An Orchestral audience: classical music and continued patterns of distinction [Recurs electrònic] / Garry Crawford, Victoria Gosling, Gaynor Bagnall & Ben Light

By: Crawford, Garry.
Gosling, Victoria | Bagnall, Gaynor | Light, Ben.
DOI: DOI: 10.1177/1749975514541862.Description: 20 p. : digital, fitxer PDF (786,92 Kb). In: Cultural sociology, Published online: July 23, 2014, p. 1-18 Published online: July 23, 2014, p. 1-18Summary: This paper considers the key findings of a year-long collaborative research project focusing on the audience of the London Symphony Orchestra and their introduction of a new mobile telephone (‘app’) ticketing system. A mixed-method approach was employed, utilizing focus groups and questionnaires with over 80 participants, to research a sample group of university students. This research develops our understanding of classical music audiences, and highlights the continued individualistic, middle-class, and exclusionary culture of classical music attendance and patterns of behaviours. The research also suggests that a mobile phone app does prove a useful mechanism for selling discounted tickets, but shows little indication of being a useful means of expanding this audience beyond its traditional demographic. (Font: Autor)
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Introduction -- The Classical Music Audience -- The Cultural Omnivore -- The Research -- The Introduction of the Student Ticketing App -- The Participants’ Profile -- Mobile Concert Companions -- Origins of Interest in Classical Music -- Patterns of Appropriate Behaviour -- Understanding and Appreciation of Classical Music -- Perceived Differences between Classical and Pop Music -- Catering to a Younger Audience -- The Individual Nature of the Classical Music Concert -- Connecting with Classical Music in Everyday Life -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Funding -- References

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