At the other side of the bar a pianist picked his way through the popular repertoire of middle-of-the-road classics.
The orchestra also ventures into the light popular repertoire with dedicated concerts scheduled during the spring/summer months.
Around 1850 the polka and mazurka entered the popular repertoire.
In fact, it was considered part of the innamorati function to be able to sing and have the popular repertoire under their belt.
Between 1942 and 1950 the company presented six different Gilbert and Sullivan operas, mostly those in the popular repertoire.
Tori Amos has added the song to the popular repertoire of cover songs she performs in concert.
In addition, certain English country dances survived independently in the popular repertoire.
As may be expected, the most popular operas at the Teatro Real have been those from the popular repertoire.
So who decides what is a classic and when a show enters the "popular repertoire"?
These concerts feature accomplished guest soloists from around the world, popular orchestral repertoire and new works by American composers.