Catastrophic rise in age of French classical audiencesmain
This is seriously bad news.
A sociologist at the University of Limoges has been studying the demographics of concert audiences.
A survey of 5,000 audience members at 11o performances by 19 orchestras revealed an average age of 61.
In 1981, the average was … 36.
It looks like the same people are still going to the same concerts. No sign of renewal.
And Paris is building two new halls (pictured).