Len Fehskens wrote:
>>On looking more into subscriptions, some of the timings are odd; I am
>>reading the three volumes of Britten's letters (edited by Donald
>>Mitchell) and noted that some 1940s subscription concerts in New York
>>were held at, say, 2pm on Friday and repeated at 8pm on Saturday.
>This is current practice at the Boston Symphony.
>>Who on earth went to the Friday ones? I have a feeling the current
>>complaints about "no young people attend concerts" must have been as
>>nothing compared to the average age of those subscribers!
I do recall once in the 60s driving the old car I had and discovering
the brakes weren't working as well as I would have preferred when I came
to a red light just outside Symphony Hall as a rather long line of Rolls
Royces and Bentleys went by. I barely stopped in time. I did however;
receive a rather nasty look from 1 chauffeur.
>Actually, as an undergraduate, it was often easier to attend the
>Friday afternoon concerts than the evening concerts!
Rush seats. How much do they cost today? Weren't the $1.00 or something?
I think they're $8.00 today.