Jocelyn Wang wrote:
>Very few concerts have stirct time constraints. Most orchestral concerts
>will last around two hours, usually somewhat less for chamber concerts,
>but if it lasts somewhat more or less, it really doesn't matter that much.
More than once I have seen a conductor take the concert master by the hand
and lead him offstage, ending the concert. I believe it is common for
orchestra musicians to receive overtime pay if a concert goes beyond a
In Boston, the beginning time of concerts was changed from 8:30PM to 8:00PM
about the time a new contract with musicians was implemented.
On the matter of repeats, I have a simple attitude. Since I do not have
the musical background to offer an informed opinion, if I like the music
and performance - all is well, if not - then all is not well.