Value

Extra-musical Value of the Symphony Orchestra

Extra-musical Value of the Symphony Orchestra

What is the value of an orchestra?

A typical perception of an orchestra is validated by research, which indicates that sixty percent of adults express at least some interest in classical music, and nearly one-third of adults fit classical music into their lives regularly, in their autos and at home, but fewer than five percent are regular patrons of their local orchestras.

Many might think that if a community can simply say it has an orchestra, that’s enough.