Manchester’s Halle Orchestra has announced a scheme where concertgoers will pay afterwards what they think the experience was worth.
‘We wanted to do an event which would bring in a new audience,’ says chief exec John Summers. ‘People who thought classical music was not for them or had never been to a concert hall and were kind of scared by the whole rigmarole.’
Drinks can be brought into the hall for these special occasions. That might help.
‘Priceless Classics’ will take place at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Sunday 6 September at 6pm.