I've played in many orchestra and chamber groups and I've had many musical experiences. However, no matter how much of a positive that experience might be or how much fun I have learning new repertoire in the orchestra, there always a negative to tear it all down. Politics.
There is politics everywhere but I've mostly experienced them in orchestras I've played in, even more so in the string sections. I myself an guilty of them. I have to wonder why they are such a big issue? Why are people ashamed to sit behind people? Why do we all have to be 1st chair? Why aren't we ever satisfied just being apart of the ensemble?
All opinions on this are welcomed. I'd love to hear what everyone has to say about this.
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