LMP presents: 2017 in numbers!

How many times did a theorbo take the stage in 2017? What was the most-performed piece this year? Let’s go data-spelunking!

In 2017…

40,000

people used the LMP to find live classical music in Seattle and Puget Sound

36,000

were under 65 years old – 85%

1,983

classical concerts took place in the region

639

were free

596

were performed by orchestras (compared to 519 chamber music performances)

406

featured a piano as the primary instrument (50 more than the runner-up: voice!)

250

concerts were family-friendly or designed especially for children

126

featured music by the top composer of the year, J.S. Bach (narrowly beating Mozart by 6)

109

concerts included a premiere or new commission

92

performances of improvised music took place – the same as the number of Beethoven performances

54

programs included electronic music – the same as the number of programs that included music by 17th-century composer Handel

35

is the most times a single piece was performed this year: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker (followed by Handel’s Messiah at 22)

26

performances took place outdoors – which is the same as the number of concerts that included works by Sibelius

15

concerts featured a theorbo – a string instrument from the late 16th century

1

is the number of concerts featuring a theremin

is the amount of appreciation we have for you for being with us this year

Happy 2018!

Shaya & team LMP


These statistics are based on data from events submitted to the Live Music Project calendar in 2017, and from Google Analytics. If you would like to include your concerts in next year’s review, please submit them here!