MSO Sommerfest

Discussion in 'Orchestra / Solo / Chamber Music' started by Solar Bell, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Manny Laureano

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    CW,

    Well, get this:

    We had one of those concerts scheduled a few weekends ago and we had to CANCEL it! We did so because of a lack of marketing and a subsequent lack of interest! First concert I've ever seen cancelled like that here!

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  3. Clarino

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    Why didn't the orchestra's marketing dept just give a truckload of very cheap (or even free) tickets to all the local schools? I don't expect it would have been profitable in fiscal terms, but getting kids excited about orchestral music at an early age is invaluable.
     
  4. Manny Laureano

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    Well, here in the US school's out for summer, so, you would be hard-pressed to contact the kids that would be interested. This orchestra does more to reach young people on a broad scale than many others.

    No, the simple answer is as I said: they underestimated what it would take to get kids who are out of school to a concert like this during the summer and they blew it on the marketing/publicity.

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  5. robertwhite

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    That's too bad. Had they got the word out, I'm sure it would have done very well. Surely Minneapolis/St.Paul has video game geeks!
     
  6. Solar Bell

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    Manny,

    August 7, Count Basie Orchestra.

    Are they playing with the MSO?

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  7. Manny Laureano

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    I WISH!!!

    We're just about on vacation by that time. If our friend Cleavon were alive, we'd have him conduct a number or two.

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  8. Solar Bell

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    Too bad,
    My friend Mike is the lead player, I was going to have him look you up.


    Ah yes....
    Sheriff Bart, Gucci saddle and clothes, and April In Paris....One more once for Cleavon. It's Twue, it's twue.


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  9. Billy B

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    Could be that people in Minnesota are just too cultured to attend such an event. :dontknow:
     
  10. Manny Laureano

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    Nah.

    There are a ton of gamers who probably get into the music. I really think it was a question of lack of publicity.

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