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An orchestral audience : classical music and continued patterns of distinction

Crawford, G, Gosling, VK, Bagnall, G and Light, BA 2014, 'An orchestral audience : classical music and continued patterns of distinction' , Cultural Sociology, 8 (4) , pp. 483-500.

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Abstract

This paper considers the key findings of a yearlong collaborative research project focusing on the audience of the London Symphony Orchestra and their introduction of a new mobile telephone (‘app’) ticketing system. A mixed-method approach was employed, utilising focus groups and questionnaires with over 80 participants, to research a sample group of university students. This research develops our understanding of classical music audiences, and highlights the continued individualistic, middle-class, and exclusionary culture of classical music attendance and patterns of behaviours. The research also suggests that a mobile phone app does prove a useful mechanism for selling discounted tickets, but shows little indication of being a useful means of expanding this audience beyond its traditional demographic

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Cultural Sociology
Publisher: Sage
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1749-9755
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Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Arts Council (England), NESTA
Depositing User: G Crawford
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 11:46
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 13:03
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33503

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