William Robin with the reset!
I agree. Mark Vanhoenacker’s piece about the death of classical music was overheated.
Still, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t freak out. Want to guarantee jobs for a whole bunch of musicians, conductors and composers? Start building your audience from scratch. Program in novel ways. Play in new places. Give your recordings away for free. Make your case for why people should listen.
Otherwise, wolf-criers like Vanhoenacker may someday be right. And who the hell wants that?