Concert (featuring Sam Bodkin of GroupMuse)

About This Episode

Listening to live music doesn’t always require a huge crowd. For centuries, people gathered in small rooms to listen to chamber music.

As part of the genre we now know as classical, you usually only get to hear it performed in symphony halls and other large venues, where ticket prices and cultural norms can sometimes make the experience feel exclusionary.

That’s what Sam Bodkin set out to change, by building a platform that connects chamber music performers to audiences through intimate house parties. With over 300 events in the past year alone, Sam’s team is building a modern appreciation and a new accessibility for rarely-peformed works.

It’s the story of GroupMuse, coming up next on The Build.