After Thursday’s chamber music concert at the Columbia Museum of Art, host Charles Wadsworth – like another legendary musician – will leave the building. He’s retiring from the concert tour which brings him and some very fine musicians to
Will the audience leave with him?
Of course people come for the music played by the likes of cellist and co-host Edward Arron, pianists Stephen Prutsman and Jeremy Denk, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, clarinetist Todd Palmer and others, but many come for
While I’m fond of
But the complaint I hear most often about the concerts is that they are too expensive and too stodgy.
The concerts are informative and informal. If anything
At $30 for museum members ticket prices are not out of the normal price range for high-quality music. Since the
Edward Arron, right, takes over programming and hosting in the fall and doesn’t plan major changes. (The lineup will be announced in June.) Organizer of a series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in
But can the series survive
Those of us who believe the music is bigger than the maestro hope so.
The concert is at Thursday and features Prutsman,
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