"I'd be content with an end to the ideology of 'breaking down barriers,' and an admission that distinctions really do matter. What I am pleading for is genuine plurality, not the fake one we have at present. The growth of fusion is unstoppable - it needs no help from anyone, least of all arts centers. What does need help is the sense that music has human possibilities beyond the purveying of fantasy. As [classical music] loses its privileged status, its formal and human qualities can shine forth unclouded by resentment. Our music-making would give us a real lived connection between past and present, a connection for which classical music is, after all, only a beautiful metaphor. If we cannot have a real musical Utopia, let us at least preserve the imaginative possibility of such a thing. And that possibility is what classical music holds out to us. "
So can there be unity in diversity and healing in the acceptance of plurality?