Monday, January 25, 2010

A sensible view of 'young audiences'

"I don’t believe that young audiences are the future. I believe in young people being exposed to classical music so that when they’re slightly older they will be able to come from a money and time standpoint," Zarin Mehta, the New York Philharmonic's executive director, tells Igor Toronyi-Lalic in an article on the orchestra and its new music director, Alan Gilbert, in The Times of London: