Mini Poll: Bronstein for President

Do you believe that listening to some sorts of classical music can make you smarter?


Yes:
 69%
No:
 31%

 


Do you think that classical music should be a required class in public schools?


Yes:
 79%
No:
 21%

 


Have you attended a performance of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) in the past year? In the past five years?


Yes, in the past year:
 57%
Yes, in the past five years:
 23%
No:
 20%

 


In thinking about the SLSO’s music, would you say it has improved over the past five years, declined, or remained about the same?


Improved:
 50%
Declined:
 3%
Remained about the same:
 22%
I do not know:
 25%

 


Which of the following experiences is the best part of attending a performance of the SLSO at Powell Symphony Hall?


Getting dressed up:
 1%
Coming to Grand Center:
 1%
Availability of affordable tickets:
 3%
Exploring Powell Hall:
 4%
Seeing the spectacle:
 8%
Hearing the music:
 81%
Leaving:
 2%

 


Which of the following would most make a performance of the SLSO a better experience for you?


Not having to get dressed up:
 7%
A dress code:
 9%
Being able to bring my own snacks/beverages:
 2%
A parking pass:
 39%
Daytime concerts:
 8%
Midnight concerts:
 6%
Lower ticket prices:
 30%

 


Which of the following is the best piece of advice you would give to the SLSO's music director?


Play more challenging classical music:
 21%
Play more contemporary classical music:
 14%
Play more familiar classical music:
 30%
Play more popular music:
 5%
Play more movie music:
 6%
Invite more guest musicians from the non-classical music world:
 24%

 


Would you rather see the SLSO perform at an outdoor venue, like Carondelet Park or Forest Park; or at an indoor venue, like Powell Symphony Hall or the New Cathedral?


Outdoors, generally:
 4%
Indoors:
 49%
Somewhere outside, but only if the weather's good:
 18%
Somewhere inside, but only if the acoustics are good:
 30%

 


Have you seen any other orchestras besides the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra?


Yes, a few of them:
 63%
Yes, many of them:
 21%
No:
 15%
I've never seen any orchestras at all:
 1%

 


If you were a member of the SLSO, which of the following families of instruments would mostly likely have your instrument of choice?


Brass:
 18%
Percussion:
 15%
Strings:
 36%
Woodwinds:
 20%
I would be the person with the baton:
 10%

 


Would you be more likely or less likely to attend a performance of the SLSO conducted by a robot?


More likely:
 6%
Less likely:
 94%

 


Do you think that the SLSO should be a member of the Zoo-Museum Taxing District, like the Art Museum, History Museum, Botanical Garden, Zoo, and Science Center are?


Yes:
 76%
No:
 24%

 


Have you listened to any of the live radio broadcasts of the SLSO?


Yes:
 64%
No:
 36%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.