Concertos are always better with a chat
SIR – I read with interest the proposal by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to chat with the audience at its concerts (report, November 10).
The wonderful London Mozart Players have been doing a similar thing for years. The audience are warmly welcomed by the cellist executive director. This is followed by an informal and interesting talk, with musical excerpts, by the conductor laureate, Howard Shelley, if he is the pianist in the music being played.
It is like a family party, and the audience leave smiling. A truly wonderful experience. Pam Barton
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
A concert in the principality of Liège, painted by Paul-Joseph Delcloche (1753)