Where is the missing concert audience?News
The German commentator Axel Brüggemann has called out what others only whisper under their breaths – that a significant part of the habitual concert audience has failed to return after the Corona epidemic.
There are many possible reasons why – geriatric anxiety, too many forms, anti-vaccination – but the facts are visible and incontrovertible:
The occupancy figures of German classical music organizers are sobering: From Baden-Baden to Bielefeld, from Leipzig to Lübeck – the audience is finding it hard to buy tickets.
The only industry response so far, says Brüggemann, is to blame the defecting audience.
But what else needs to be done?