Thursday, June 15, 2006

Take not for granted?

I read a piece of news on the newspapers yesterday. It said: "the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra has cancelled its two performances on 21 and 22 June, due to the official strike action called by the Musicians' Union in Norway with effect from 16 June."

This piece of news has even be listed as the top story on http://www.norway.org.sg.

I have already bought ticket to Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra's concert on 21 June and it looks like I will have to miss it.

Yet, maybe a strike was the best way out? I heard that the strike action was triggered by the low remuneration that the musicians are receiving.

Has the taste for music of this world changed so much that there is lesser room for classical music? If not, what could have contributed to a lack of recognition of the musician? Is it that people have failed to see the value of their music in today's context?

Now that the concert is cancelled, would it somehow cause disappointments to the ticket-holders? Maybe only this way, would people learn to appreciate the value of these musicians?

Enlighten me please, what are the true lessons to be learnt from this?

4 comments:

Simple American said...

There just need to be an awareness created that beautiful music costs money. Children need to be exposed to classics at an early age. It needs to be made fun and excting to them. There are pieces that can do this quite well.

Jane said...

It's not your fault, so you can get refund from that cancelled concert. I'm sure... They can't just cancel it and let the ticket holders mourning for the loss!!!
You may get free ticket for next performance... Yeah!

pinkie said...

I won't be surprised if the new generation aint keen on classical since they are somewhat brought up with pc and games.

oceanskies79 said...

SA: Yes, there are classical music that are fun and interesting for children.

Jane: Yes, there will be a refund...

Pinkie: I don't know if the new generation might be missing important things in their life?