New York


Classicl is a mobile app (currently iOS only with plans to expand to Android and Windows Mobile) that connects music lovers and fills empty seats for performances through peer-to-peer mobile micro-philanthropy. According to the most recent survey from the National Endowment for the Arts, most of the 2.6 million Americans that regularly attended classical music or opera performances in the last five years got their first tickets for free. This shows that once people experience live music and opera, they realize how great it is it and continue to go. It's also a fact that every night there are dozens of seats to amazing performances that go unused because ticket holders have conflicts in their schedules and can't find someone to take the tickets. Classicl was created as a way to connect these two groups - those with extra tickets and those looking to experience live music - with a simple, fun, socially integrated mobile app. Classicl gives more people the opportunity to get their "first tickets" and become regular supporters of the arts, and reduces what we consider the worst kind of waste: an empty seat. Live music is an ephemeral thing, and an empty seat means that no one will ever get to benefit from that performance. This just shouldn't happen, and with Classicl it hopefully won't continue to be a problem in the future!

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