When Jason Platt got turned onto classical music as a 20-something, he remembers some of his college friends asking him, “How old are you now? Aren’t you young and hip anymore?”
Two decades later, Platt, now 44, still finds himself sticking up for his love of classical music and combating the stigma that it’s “stuffy and only for a certain kind of people.”
“The energy of being there and seeing it live in front of your eyes is so special,” Platt said. “You’re a part of it. That's something that everyone can enjoy, no matter how old you are."
In his latest endeavor, the Quad-City Symphony Orchestra commissioned Platt, a Davenport-based freelance cartoonist, to create a five-part video series telling the story behind “Symphonie fantastique,” which the symphony will perform on Oct. 7 at the Adler Theatre, kicking off its Masterworks series.