I can not say for certain if this is indeed my last blog post or not. The landscape of classical music in this day hangs amidst a constant state of validation and scrutiny. So long as there are those of us that recognize that and use the gifts we are given to keep music relevant than it will continue to survive.
The messages of urgency, validation, and authentcity that are presented that are considered when examining the future of classical music are meant to provoke an introspective view point on the body of that encompasses classical music. The message is not to take music or audience appreciation for granted. The artist must always progress to keep relevant. Partly this is due to the temporal nature of music. It is also important for music to connect with the culture listening to it. This is not to say we all need to drop what we're doing and play hip hop. The solution is to be far more creative, clever, and artistic than anyone before.