25. January 2008 · Comments Off on A Reminder · Categories: Links, Ramble

… and this won’t be the last one!

There are thousands of “road warrior” classical musicians across America, as French horn player Meredith Brown points out. She plays for eight different orchestras in Northern California, logging more than 35,000 miles annually in her car. She and the others tell tales of occasional weekends in which the players drive 90 miles for a Saturday morning rehearsal, drive another 90 for a 2 p.m. matinee performance, then another 90 for an 8 p.m. evening concert, and do it all over again the next day.

(I read it here.)

This is about the KQED special on the Freeway Philharmonic players. Don’t forget: Sunday. 6:00. KQED. Channel 9. (At least for me … I don’t know how station #s work any more. Is it different for some?)

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