Breaking Down Barriers To Classical Music

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

An iconic image of classical music: The Carnegie Hall stage set for a piano recital. (Courtesy of Carnegie Hall)

As the classical music world grapples with the loss of its core listeners, the New World Symphony has been doing interesting things to break down stereotypes when it comes to classical music and classical performance.

The New World Symphony has had success developing new concert models to bring in a diversified and younger audience. They are also known as a training ground for talent that goes on to play with the world’s leading orchestras.

The Takeaway speaks with Howard Herring, president and CEO of the New World Symphony, about his groundbreaking work to open classical music to a wider audience.


Howard Herring

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer


T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Geoff H-S from Morristown NJ

Coming on the heels of the bankruptcy of the NY City Opera and all the sad sack comments thereon, it was wonderful to hear sample music from, and hard evidence of new audiences for, Miami's New World Symphony. This was an exemplary piece of reporting, showing up all the more the vapid waste of air time of ATC's series on the afterlife. (Usually one of the best series on air.) Way to go TAKEAWAY: I actually took away some hard numbers and positive facts! Hoping other arts organizations in our area will take lessons from Mr. Herring's successes. (Now to add a link to your Antarctica report!)

Oct. 09 2013 04:54 PM
Ron Pryor

Hi! Great show, as usual. I'm just a little bothered (probably because I'm a proofreader) that "its" is misspelled in the description above. Thanks.

Oct. 09 2013 02:12 PM

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