NOTES ON CONCERTS
JACK: No problem Amy, I’m looking forward to throwing some ideas around. Shall we order coffee before we begin?
AMY: Yes I’ll have a cappuccino please. Right first on the agenda is deciding who the intended audience is because we’ll obviously have to base our choice of music on this.
JACK: Classical concerts are held all the time. But I’d really like to do something different and make it special. What do you think about holding it outside?
AMY: I like the idea, but the weather is too unpredictable. What if we host the concert for Q1 children, we could make it more lighthearted and everyone could dress up in costume.
JACK: What a wonderful idea. We could host the event every afternoon so that children can attend after school. How much do you think we should charge?
AMY: I don’t think we should charge more than five dollars for the student tickets.
JACK: No, I think that Q2 four dollars would be a fair price. We can charge adults a little bit more. I’d say that 6.50 is suitable.
AMY: Okay great that should hopefully cover the costs of running the event. The local press will be in attendance to take photographs to print in the newspaper, so we’ll also need to organize a press tent.
JACK: It’s all so exciting. There will also be a representative from the local Q3 radio station broadcasting live they’re predicting is that over a thousand people will tune in to listen.
AMY: Now that we’re agreed let’s move on to discuss our other more sophisticated concert, where we’ll be hosting a number of well-known opera performers.
JACK: As the majority of people will be at work during the day I suggest that the concert takes place in the late afternoon or evening. Which is do you think?
AMY: I think we should definitely hold an Q4 evening concert the darkness will make the entire performance more dramatic.
AMY: As it will be a lavish and elegant event I think we should set quite a high entrance fee of around forty dollars, it’ll give us some extra money to spend on decorations.
JACK: That sounds fair, instead of using chandeliers and electric lights, we should decorate the marquee with Q5 candles instead it would be so romantic.
AMY: Okay perfect.
AMY: Now moving on to the concert where we showcase talented opera singers from the local area. Perhaps we should host this opera show on Monday evening.
JACK: I think that the venue is already booked on Monday, but Q6 Tuesday will do nicely. How much do you think we should charge the audience for tickets.
AMY: Since the performers are not professionals perhaps we should make this a free event.
JACK: Yes, tickets will be free but we should ask everyone for a Q7 donation. So that we can cover the costs of the venue and food and drink.
AMY: The venue also comes complete with a Q8 piano. So hopefully one of the performers will be able to play. I had lessons when I was younger but I’m not accomplished enough to perform in front of an audience.
JACK: Well, what if we make our final concert a karaoke night where everyone of any ability can sing on stage. It could be really good fun. And it would give everyone the opportunity to join in.
AMY: Yes I love that idea. Let’s hold it during the day on Saturday so that everyone including families and the elderly can attend.
JACK: Perhaps we should offer concessions for students, children, and the elderly to make the tickets more affordable and encourage everyone to come.
AMY: Yes definitely, I think that the majority of the crowd will be composed of families and friendship groups so we should avoid giving a group Q9 discount to maximize the income from ticket sales.
JACK: Let’s arrange a secret surprise to end the show on a high for everyone. How about a band performance?
AMY: One of my friends happens to know a famous Q10 singer who I’m sure would be happy to perform for a small fee.
JACK: Oh wow that sounds brilliant. Well I think we’ve addressed the details for all of the concerts.
AMY: Thank you so much for helping. See you later.