Cultivating new audiences for classical music is a Holy Grail pursuit for local performing arts organizations as well as for astute individual musicians in the community. Recent experiences around San Diego have opened my eyes to some worthy outreach work that merits attention.

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“All music was new at one time,” quipped Matthew Aucoin Tuesday as he welcomed the audience to his “Hearing the Future” festival chamber music program in the Auditorium at TSRI. Following his festival theme, Aucoin chose pieces that were pivotal when they were written, displaying approaches that pointed to a musical future barely on the horizon.

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