And about those chorister seats
I've heard questions, ever since the beginning of this season, about why the chorus seats in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall -- the seats behind and above the orchestra, facing the conductor -- haven't been available to NSO ticket buyers. The official answer, it turns out, is prosaic. This wasn't a case of Eschenbach being picky about audience seating, or of a new Kennedy Center policy; according to a Kennedy Center spokesman, it's just that demand wasn't great for them and it looked bad to have them not entirely filled. (Though I must say I never noticed them looking empty. Were special measures taken to try to fill them?) The center will now sell these seats only when the concert is close to selling out, as was supposed to happen for last Saturday's Beethoven-Berg NSO/Eschenbach concert, when the seats, I'm told, were made available to ticket-buyers.
On other nights, the empty seats represent nothing more than a visible sign of a decline in ticket sales.
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