The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) concluded its second experiment working together with the ‘Friends of philharmonie zuidnederland’ and designed an evening where the audience not only listened to classical music, but also to each other’s stories about that music.
A group of fifteen ‘Friends’ took on the responsibility of planning a special concert where stories in which classical music plays a leading role were exchanged. They planned the evening, selected the repertoire, created a programme guide and prepared the stories that would be shared.
The People’s Salon took place this past Saturday 25 January 2020 at AINSI in Maastricht. Stories of childhood memories, everyday experiences, happy moments, love and mourning accompanied music by Mozart, Schumann, Kreisler, Mendelssohn, Bach, Ives and more. Just like in the Parisian salons around the turn of the century that Marcel Proust described, music and conversation went hand in hand.
To read more about The People’s Salon, please read this article.