Ghostlight PodcastEpisode 4.2: Symphony and Opera Myths Debunked
Co-Hosts Carol Anderson and Jeff Counts discuss popular myths that often keep potential symphony or opera patrons from coming to a performance.
Have you ever wanted to go to the symphony or the opera for the first time, but feel uneasy about trying a new musical experience? In Episode 4.2 of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Ghost Light Podcast, co-hosts Carol Anderson and Jeff Counts discuss popular myths that often keep potential symphony or opera patrons from coming to a performance.
Nation-wide research shows that certain barriers cloud the perception of a new patron to the arts. Young audiences find that they enjoy the sound of a symphony, but may feel the atmosphere will be elitist, or stuffy. Elements such as what to wear, how much tickets cost, concert length, knowing when (or when NOT) to clap are universally seen as the reasons why someone may think they might not enjoy the experience of attending a live classical music performance.
Jeff and Carol are here to break down these myths.