The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Silk St, Barbican, is running a seminar and ’round table discussion’ on Friday 9th March from 5.30-7pm. The topic is ‘Talking to the audience’. It’s part of the ‘Understanding audiences’ series.
Is talking to the audience a good thing? Does it help to de-mystify an event which some listeners claim to find intimidating? Does it make life difficult for the person who’s about to play? Or does it actually help the performer to acknowledge and bond with the audience? Is talking to the audience just a form of fashionable ‘outreach’ not much welcomed by either side? I’m one of several people who will be giving a short presentation on the subject before the topic is thrown open to the floor.
These events are usually attended mostly by music students and teachers, but they’re open to the general public, and since the whole series is about ‘understanding audiences’, it would be great if more of them would attend. Tickets are free, but booking is required. To book your place, email: email@example.com