this old book (yes I remember the book, even!). The sound of those string harmonies together was the most wonderful sensation. I'm sure it felt bigger than it was -- even though it was only about a dozen little kids, it kind of felt like this:I can still remember the very first time I sat in the elementary school orchestra, playing extremely simple harmonies from
About a year after I started playing, I'd already joined a youth orchestra, then I joined several more. In college I played in the symphony, but also in many gig orchestras, many regional orchestras. Today's question is something I can't even answer; in my 30 some years of playing the violin I've certainly played in more than 20 orchestras in the many places I've lived -- Denver, Chicago, Omaha, Cincinnati, LA. Especially if you count things like pick-up gigs!
Still, it's fun to try to think of them all! It's also fun to meet people many years after the fact, and realize that you've played together before! How many orchestras have you played in?
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