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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Should symphony orchestra audiences hold themselves in check during concert Interludes?

Absolutely, Inland music critic Sherli Leonard declares. Audiences. She insists. should honor tradition and not applaud during those brief pauses that help musicians convey the emotion of the music.

Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky agrees. But he sees no harm being done and calls it a big fuss about nothing.

Silent interludes are traditional, he says. But most newcomers to this music are not aware of it. The important thing is that they are coming to he concerts and enjoying the music.

And if they want to clap their hands well, let them.
Episode Date: October 20, 2011
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