Chinese Pre-Concert Caveat: Don’t Clap In The Wrong Place

“One thing I expected to find in China but didn’t seem to encounter were huge audiences eager to hear Western music.” Many who did attend seemed new to concert-going. Pre-concert announcements “included not only the familiar exhortation to turn off cell phones, but instructions about how many movements each piece had, and how the audience should uphold the country’s good image (or something along those lines) by not clapping in the wrong places.”