Tuesday, November 13, 2007

$10 tickets in St. Paul

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is offering $10 tickets for people in their 20's and 30's.  Playbill Arts has the story here.  This development in St. Paul reminds me of a phone conversation I had with my co-contributor on this blog.  Asked to participate in a survey by the Chicago Symphony, he cited cost as one of the reasons he doesn't attend concerts more often.  Maybe after all of this talk of programming and soloists the real answer to filing seats is to make tickets more affordable.  At least one other orchestra (Baltimore) has offered $25 tickets for new subscribers and predictably enough the response has been positive.   

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