Where in Europe do people attend most classical concerts?
A Eurobarometer survey asked: How many times in the last 12 months have you been to a concert?
The highest concert attendance was in Sweden, with 61 percent of respondents have been at least once. Next was Denmark.
Here’s our chart:
1 Sweden (61)
2 Denmark (60)
3 Latvia (55)
4 Estonia (54)
5 Austria (52)
= Luxembourg (52)
7 Lithuania (51)*
= Netherlands (51)
9 Finland (47)
10 Germany (45)
The UK languishes with 36 percent. Portugal was bottom of the table with 19%, just below Poland and Greece.
* As a regular visitor to Lithuania I have attended a good number of concerts and operas in the capital Vilnius and they are always very well attended with age ranges from young children to people of more mature years.
Source: Norman Lebrecht Website