I have questions in this passage.
"What I have noticed is that once you premiere a new piece that people will always want the tried and true staples: Tchaikovsky, Brooke, Brahms, Mendelssohn. It takes a little more encouragement for them to try a new piece."
Do the names of the composers is referred to 'a new piece'? If it is right, why did writer use the colon at the end of the sentence?
Does the word 'them' refer to those composers listed? or any players who play pieces from those composers?