Pianists: Rebel in Velvet

For most young people, classical music is a drag. Pianist Lorin Hollander, 24, thinks he knows why: "At a rock concert, the atmosphere is love. The rock groups talk their language. But at a classical concert, all they see is a guy in white tie and tails coming out very up tight on a platform. That's a plastic mannequin — society's little machine running up there. If live concerts are going to survive, the artists themselves are going to have to change."

Hollander's chief concern these days is to get the hip audience...

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