Nostalgic Chatty Conductors in Beautiful Penguin Suits
Can you believe it’s already been a month since the last chat about orchestras on Twitter? It was another FABULOUS discussion amongst some passionate orchestra enthusiasts, and we’re on a role with three under our belt.
#OrchChat was scheduled for one hour and this time people from around the world were prepped and keen to get started. I’m thrilled so many people participated and the conversations got so meaty we even added an additional topic! One piece of feedback was along the lines of having only one topic per chat. It’s certainly a good idea, but my thought is that these monthly Twitter chats should prompt and promote further discussion all over the web-o-sphere – certainly lasting longer than an hour. What do you think? Would it be better to have one topic per chat, or three?
The topics we explored were:
- Keep the penguin suits? Should orchestras still be wearing white-tie and tails to perform in. MOST interesting feedback!
- Nostalgia: Are performers and audiences stuck with music they like from 100, 200, 300 years ago?
2a. This actually prompted a new topic: Should conductors talk from the stage? Wow – opposite answers from performers and audiences!
- Beauty: What makes music beautiful? A tough one as music is totally subjective, but there were a few responses. Actually, the previous three topics were still dominating the chat well past the closing hour.
What are your thoughts about these topics, and what topics would you like to discuss? Add your comments below this post.
- 325 tweets (almost double last month)
- 18 participants
- Top tweeters (excl. me):
- PracticalWisdom (52)
- AudienceDevSpec (47)
- AzuriteEnigma (32)
Click this link to read the transcript:
THANK YOU to the following participants who I hope will join you and me next time on Tuesday, March 12 at 6pm Eastern Time: