How long should a classical concert last?
While I understand that this depends on a lot of different factors such as repertoire, I would like to start a discussion and share thoughts about this topic.
The temporary restrictions brought about by COVID changed people’s practices and expectations, when it came to concert length. Concerts were shorter, with fewer people in attendance. Now that those restrictions are lifted in most places, a lot of arts organizations are planning longer concerts, more in line with the typical length of concerts before COVID.
How did you feel about that? Did you like the shorter concerts, or are you happy to have them getting longer again? Do you feel differently, if it's a symphony concert vs. small ensemble vs. recital?
For the vote, please pick the concert length that comes to mind for you, without thinking about it too hard. Then in the comments, let's talk about a few things: What makes a concert feel like it is too long? What makes a concert feel like it is too short? What, for you, is the ideal length for a classical concert?
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