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p. 303. Venuelocked

  • D. Kern Holoman

Abstract

Not many of the original venues built for concert music are still used. A venue becomes well-known for its acoustics, measured in terms of audience and performer satisfaction, and more recently by scientific means. They are also cultural landmarks. ‘Venues’ examines the places where concerts take place and how they are viewed and are affected by the society and culture they are in. Not all the venues used for orchestra are under cover. Outdoor and summer festivals have long been popular and they descend from long-standing leisure pastimes in Europe. Festivals are indispensable in establishing the connections that build new audiences and lead to community satisfaction.

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