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Audience Power

Cavaleri-at-tableIn 2011 something extraordinary happened in our city. For many years up to 200 people turned up on six Sunday mornings each winter for a concert in the Old Market in Hove, later at St Nicholas, Brighton. The performers were almost entirely string quartets, usually of world-class standard. Then, for financial reasons, the whole thing folded. Instead of bemoaning the loss, a group of audience members decided the concerts were too important to lose, formed an association, called it Strings Attached, and approached Andrew Comben at Brighton Dome and Festival with the idea that, if he would provide the venue, Strings Attached would provide the audience. He said he would and agreed to engage the players too. Continue reading Audience Power