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Old 08-16-2019, 12:31 AM
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I'm not sure that there's any particular etiquette or expectations of encores at classical music concerts. If there's a "big draw" soloist, it's more likely than not, but not always. I was at a performance with Joyce Di Donato as the star soloist in the first half, but though the audience loved the performance and didn't want to let her go - no encore. But the orchestra (the National Youth Orchestra of the USA as it happens ) did at the end of the whole concert. I've been at BBC Proms concerts where both happened - and sometimes the encore can be even more memorable than the performance that inspired the audience applause in the first place:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpN2k5zz81o