Check out the discussion over at "Rebirth: Future of Classical Music". The comment quoted below is a great idea to help listeners connect with the "experience" of classical music, by blurring the sacrosanct "rules" of traditional performances. I am all for this, and look forward to hearing more on this discussion. Advocates for New Ways to Listen to Classical Music - Rebirth: The Future of Classical Music.
I'd love to tell you about the Classical Connoisseur presentations I began this summer.
I take a wine-tasting approach to music. I hope to get the next one on video, as it is rather difficult to explain what i do. I'll let you know when that happens! ---from my website blurb:
Classical music is one of the world’s pleasures: an art to explore, savor, and enjoy. As the Classical Connoisseur, Kim guides listeners through tastings of qualities, styles, and characters of music and performers. With a focus on music as an event to experience, rather than an object to dissect, she provides insights into tuning-in, comparing sound events, and building a hearing-vocabulary and sensitivity to metaphor. In this ground-breaking approach - and in her dynamic personal manner - Maestra Kim “conducts” listeners to greater perception and enjoyment of this great art.
(Presentations can be paired with actual wine-tastings)
"The Classical Connoisseur fills an urgent need of today’s listener. Audiences are hungry to explore what it is they are hearing – not in terms of the anatomy of music, but through discovering music’s ability to create metaphor - and enchantment."