The Forum, Montreal

The Forum, Montreal

The size of this crowd exceeded that of a Stanley Cup hockey match, the "choice" seats being located on the playing field. Mantovani toured North America for fifteen consecutive years, performing approximately thirty-five to forty concerts per tour.

 

In Minneapolis one year, when the maestro was taken ill, and his concert had to be cancelled, the audience of five thousand was offered back its ticket money or, if it wished, could choose to hold its tickets for a scheduled concert the following year.  Not one person asked for a refund.