26. September 2011 · Comments Off on But Girls Don’t Play Brass … Right?! · Categories: Read Online, Symphony

I remember my mother-in-law telling me she wanted to play trumpet when she was young, but she was told girls didn’t do that. Go figure.

For 131 years, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has never had a female member in its brass section. Until now.

Rachel Childers, who lives conveniently close to Symphony Hall, will be playing second French horn when the BSO season kicks off on Sept. 30.

She comes to the BSO from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra*, and said it’s an amazing honor to be the first ever woman in the brass section.

I read it here.

Probably good thing she’s left Colorado: I’m reading scary stuff about the group.

*Warning: click on the CSO link and you hear music whether you want to or not. I hate orchestra sites like that!

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