Wolf Trap @40: Success Plays To An Evolving Definition

“What’s changed is the definition of ‘middlebrow’. In the 1970s and 1980s, people were eager to see touring ballet companies and Martha Graham, lighter orchestral concerts and well-known classical stars: Yehudi Menuhin, Jessye Norman, composer Aaron Copland conducting programs of his own works. Today, there’s no longer much of a market for ballet and opera company tours. And orchestra concerts are not the draw they once were.”

Source: Washington Post 07/31/11