On That Note: Audience Connections

Jul 7, 2015

The summer festival season is a special time for musicians of all kinds, especially classical musicians. Summer festivals allow them to reach an audience that often does not come to formal concert halls to listen to classical music.

Cellist and Lake Effect contributor Robert Cohen often meets individuals from all walks of life that are genuinely interested in his music during festival trips.

When thinking back on a conversation Cohen had with a police officer who had recently become interested in classical music after a family tragedy had sparked an interest in the genre, Cohen says, "The energy with which he spoke was amazing and the love of the music really makes you want to go back on the platform and perform again, and that's just from meeting someone in a cafe."