Friday, July 9, 2010

Highbrow hipsters?

The median age of the classical audience – 49, according to recent research by the League of American Orchestras and the National Endowment for the Arts – is lower than the median age of prime-time television viewers, Alex Ross notes:

Being slightly younger than TV grazers may or may not make highbrows "hipper," as Ross contends. Depends on how one defines highbrow and hip.