Does the price of a ticket keep you from attending classical music concerts?

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra announced Wednesday that it is lowering ticket prices to “promote greater access to concerts.” Does the price of a ticket keep you from attending classical music concerts?

Comments texted to MPR:

Attended the U of M opera last week, $20 tickets, even for children. Too much! -Doug, Duluth, MN

No, ticket selling companies’ “convenience fees” do! -Nathan, Minneapolis, MN

Comment from Facebook:

Yes, as does the fact I live in the western suburbs and do not like driving into Minneapolis at night, especially in Winter. Have you thought of holding concerts at different sites — perhaps in churches or schools — around the Twin Cities, so that Suburbanites don’t have to travel to get there? -Michael Kenneth Ireland

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