Statistics from the Deutsche Orchester-Vereinigung DOV show a ten percent increase in classical concerts last year. There were 13,800 events of which 5,800 were symphonic.
The DOV’s MD Gerald Mertens said classical concerts drew an attendance of 18.2 million, around 40 percent more than the football Bundesliga.
There were more concertgoers aged 20 to 29 than those aged 50 to 59.
Mertens regards this as a step change in social habits. It might be unique to Germany.