Violin for breakfast ? Yes? Maybe?

April 9, 2007 at 7:21 pm Leave a comment

I just red this article about a great experiment in the Washington Post: Lets get Joshua Bell to play in the street corner in DC metro and see what happens.

Did people stop by and listen ? Did anybody recognize him? Do we listen to the music because we enjoy it? Because of who is playing?  Or because we are expected to listen to it?

Read the article to find out.

In undergrad at Case there was a tradition that every Thursday night students can sign up and get free tickets to the Cleveland Orchestra.  I used to sign up every week, and once every few I would win the tickets. The orchestra is on campus – so I would just finish studying and walk from my office to the library directly to the orchestra, listen to the concert and then back to the library and study. In one of the most memorable concerts, there was this young women playing the violin – a piece I really enjoyed. It ended up being Midori playing Brahms Violin Conerto in D…  and two years later this concert came up in an interview that got me my first job out of college.

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