The program below looks like a pretty good one to me. Take a look and then answer the poll question.
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano
GEORGE CHADWICK: “Jubilee” from “Symphonic Sketches”
FLORENCE PRICE: “Dances in the Canebrakes”
FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Concerto in One Movement
GEORGE GERSHWIN: “Rhapsody in Blue”
GEORGE GERSHWIN: “An American in Paris”
My question is … Would you rather read a preview of this concert or a review (and which would you more likely click on to read)? Both would be ideal, I’m sure, but you can only pick one or the other. Assume that both are equally well written.
Preview (but a review would be nice also)
Preview and a review in case I can’t make the concert and to read your insights.
Nice to see you blogging again, Tim.
A great deal of this music is unfamiliar and needs advance explanation. A great program, Chadwick and Florence Price need explaining so that audiences will know the wonderful music they are to enjoy.
Being a big fan of Andre Preview, I vote for preview.
While the word “preview” includes “review” inside of it, in reality it is just the opposite: there is nothing wrong in including some of “previewing” information in a review, while it would be very wrong to try “reviewing” in a preview. Another difference: more facts and fewer opinions in previews, while reviews are heavier on opinions and lighter on facts. But of course you know all that – i am just sharing my thoughts about it here.