Maestro to audience: Turn on your phones, tweet and take picturesmain
Leonard Slatkin has opened the Detroit Symphony’s Florida tour by telling the audience to loosen up.
At the end of the concert, but before the encore, he announced: ‘You’ve heard that we’re the most accessible orchestra on the planet, and tonight you’re going to be the most accessible audience on the planet. For the first time I’d like to invite you to turn your cell phones for a change, and cross the stage’s barrier by capturing this moment and posting your photos to your favorite social media channels.’
So they did.