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“Our society is changing dramatically to become more participatory”

And here I thought I wouldn’t have cause to post about the whole Rusty Musicians thing anymore. My mistake. The Washington Post had an article in the Thursday Style section all about it.

The discussion board on Violinist.com has been abuzz with the debate of just how fast Alsop’s tempo would be at the start of the Tchaikovsky movement, which is a knuckle-bender even for professional string players. (Alsop finally called up her label and asked them to make a download of her performance of the piece available to participants.) Ellen Pendleton Troyer, a violinist with the BSO, was impressed with the results. “My stand partner was nailing everything,” she said.

Y’know, for accomplished artistes, that’s high praise. You can read the entire article here, although you’ll have to sign up for an account. I’m pretty sure they’re free.

Oh, and here’s a video:

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About Jenn

Despite being the former digital marketing intern at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jenn German does not like Mozart. Beethoven could've totally beaten him up. Also she has an arts management graduate degree from American University, but this changes nothing.

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