ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — To boost or even maintain ticket sales beyond glittering concert halls, some music organizations have placed string quartets in pubs.
Often compared to the salon-style concerts of the 18th and 19th centuries, advocates cite increased intimacy. Think Bach, Bartók and beer.
At least one musician says some promoters have pushed the laid-back trend too far for comfort. But Albuquerque’s Chatter has found a comfortable balance.