Clapping between movements of classical music has long been frowned on, but is it time to loosen up?
At Symphony Center and other classical music halls around the world, there’s a widely accepted way for concertgoers to behave during the space between one movement’s end and the next one’s beginning.
Did I say that? Oops. I meant to say they sit silently and reverently, though some of them do use the occasion to suffer a massive bronchial attack. OK, a lot of them do. At any rate, the point is this:
They don’t clap.
Except sometimes they do….