“Road Warrior Without An Expense Account”

Over the past several months Jason Heath, a professional gig bassist in the Chicago area, has been publishing a series of articles on his blog, doublebassblog.com, about what it’s really like to be a professional musician without a full time orchestra position. The series, entitled “Road Warrior Without An Expense Account” has been superb and it should be mandatory reading for every existing or aspiring orchestra manager…

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I Had No Idea Virginia Symphony Had Such A Large Line Of Credit

“During a concert of the Virginia Symphony at the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of Jamestown, President Bush briefly took over conducting the orchestra, which explains why the orchestra is now $4 trillion in debt”…

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Keith Lockhart On Soundcheck

Tune in for today’s broadcast of Soundcheck with John Schaefer as Boston Pops music director Keith Lockhart stops in to talk about Pops programming. Officially, the topic of the show is “Making Orchestra Pops Concerts Hip” and since it was planned before the now infamous balcony fight, it serves as one of those fantastic coincidences. At the same time, it would have been even more amusing if the planned title was “Making Pops Concerts A Hit”…

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