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Music is Hard 42: Encore

This week:
Chloe Veltman got us thinking about the nature of the encore. Why do people give encores? What is the value to the audience? What does it take to get a standing ovation? (hint: not much)

Link:
Veltman: “Boo to Encores”

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Music is Hard 33: Ritual

This week:
What value are the customs we have developed for presenting music? How does our ritual help or harm the concert experience? How can we change the way we present concerts? Is it possible to alter such a thoroughly established ritual?

Link:
Christine Linial: A Concertgoer’s Guide

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