Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rusty Musicians is Back!

Last night we had our second Rusty Musician event. This time it was right here in Baltimore, at the Meyerhoff. We rehearsed and then performed Brahm's Academic Festival Overture and the Finale from Stravinsky's Firebird Suite with four different groups of "Rusty Musicians." (The BSO was split into 2 orchestras, each BSO musician performed with two of the four groups of Rustys.)

Funny, though. Both of my stand partners, Tanesha and Gwendolyn weren't rusty at all! They both perform in Maryland orchestras (Columbia and Susquehanah), and I could tell that they both know how to be good orchestral players. I enjoyed sitting with them, hearing them play, and even talking just a bit. They both had children in the audience; Tanesha's son was right there smiling in the front row. He plays the violin too.

It is impressive and inspiring to me how much musicians like Tanesha and Gwendolyn are able to keep up their instrumental skills while working and being moms!


  1. As a "Rusty Musician" last night, I had the time of my life. I work as a piano accompanist, singer and "used to be" flutist. I had a shoulder injury a few years ago which has prevented me from playing flute. So I decided to play french horn in July of 2009. I should have been playing it all my life. I picked the best teacher there is (Phil Munds), and last night was a great opportunity for me. My husband and I have season tickets for the BSO and absolutely love the orchestra and Marin Alsop. Anyway, my husband played tuba last evening and also had a "blast". Thank you to all the BSO musicians for taking the time to do this. Can't wait for next time!
    Lyn Banghart

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