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Classical Happy Hour

Posted at 5:06 PM on June 13, 2008 by Gillian Martin (1 Comments)

Gabriel Prokofiev is following in his Grampa Sergei's footsteps by shaking up expectations of classical music, but in a very 21st-century way. He's hosting classical music "club nights" called Nonclassical:

"Nonclassical . . . is a monthly classical club night that mixes live performances from instrumentalists and singers with sets from electronica DJs. Talking during the performances is not frowned upon - in fact, it's positively encouraged - and drinks are served at the bar throughout the night."

Read more about it and other similar events in England here.


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I think this idea is terrific. Classical music has this kind of "highbrow" connotation, which is just wrong. It can be comfortable, casual, and approachable too. Terrific!

Posted by David Miller | June 14, 2008 11:17 AM