Symphony Concert Demand: Does Programming Matter?

  title={Symphony Concert Demand: Does Programming Matter?},
  author={Jeffrey J. Pompe and Lawrence Tamburri and Johnathan Munn},
  journal={The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society},
  pages={215 - 228}
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