The Ear is hosted interactively by Alf Bishai, Artistic Director. That includes wandering through the audience with a mic. “What are you thinking, right now. It can just be a moan. I don’t care. We need to know.”
Classical concerts can be so sterile. Here’s one reason: we sterilize them. If you don’t want a mess, don’t invite people. At The Ear, we want the mess. People will always surprise you if you trust them and create a space where they can be themselves. This young lady may or may not have asked if the pianist was single.