Posted at 5:06 PM on June 13, 2008
by Gillian Martin
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.
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!