As if I don’t have anything else going on in my life, I’ve become a mouthpiece for the Atlanta Symphony Musicians during their deplorable lockout by the Woodruff Arts Center Board. I stand as one person whose life was fundamentally shaped at an early age by an Atlanta Symphony musician, only to be fortunate enough to study with two more as teachers. This calculated destruction of a 70 year old cultural and artistic achievement that is the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus should not be allowed by people who are clearly revealing their incompetence as stewards of the arts in Atlanta.
West End Elementary School Band, Atlanta, GA,
Douglas Smith, ASO Bass Clarinet, Band Director, 1968.
Spirit of America, WSB-TV Fourth of July Parade, 1969, Atlanta, GA.
I support the @ATLSymMusicians @SOSSymphonyATL #EndtheLockout
"To judge from the large turnout and big ovations, [Spano] and the Atlanta players are always welcome at Carnegie Hall." - The New York Times
Another significant life moment, trkravtin perspective post from 2010
Senior Recital February 22, 1980, trkravtin perspective post on
February 22, 2010, 30 years later.
I am with you in spirit, dear @ATLSymMusicians.
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