Watch The Berklee Flash Concert And Read The NPR Story And Then Share Comments – Coursework Example
Flash Concerts Flash concerts are becoming common and people are pleasantly when all of a sudden a market place burst into music in the midst of shopping. These unannounced performances are so well received that they receive millions of views when posted online.
Some people may never receive classical music and this impromptu performance brings classical music to these people. Musicians also love it when they surprise people. Classical music developed out of a spirit of fun and improvisation. It could as well be that modern day classical musicians want to go back to the roots of their music via flash concerts.
When Berklee College of Music students surprised visitors at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, onlookers were thrilled and surprised at the same time (Sims). They could not believe they were watching a live performance of O Holy rendition. Within a period of less than four months, the video of their performance has generated close to half a million views on YouTube and approximately 500 comments.
In 2012, New York Times ran a dialogue that discussed the future of classical music ("Sunday Dialogue: Is Classical Music Dying?" The New York Times). The reader was wondering whether classical music is dying in a generation of young people brought up listening rock, rap, and other genres except classical. The young must we weaned from other genres and start appreciating the beauty of classical music. Judging from the response Flash concerts including the Berklee Flash Concert at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts are getting, young people have started to appreciate that classical music is worth listening.
In conclusion, I believe that the flash concerts are not only giving people pleasant surprise but also importantly winning fans for the genre that has lost young fans.
Sims, Ashalen. "Out Of The Concert Hall, Into The Street: Random Acts Of Classical Music." NPR. NPR, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. .
"Sunday Dialogue: Is Classical Music Dying?." The New York Times. The New York Times, 24 Nov. 2012. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. .