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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I support the @ATLSymMusicians. @SOSSymphonyATL #EndtheLockout







I signed the petition “Woodruff Arts Center Board: End the ASO Musicians’ Lockout!” on Change.org.

It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:

http://www.change.org/p/woodruff-arts-center-board-end-the-aso-musicians-lockout?recruiter=159609509&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

Thanks!

Teresa

You can also find me on Twitter: @trkravtin and elsewhere on tumblr: A Rep Reading.

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“Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” 
Kurt Vonnegut.

“Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” 

Kurt Vonnegut.

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Greenhouse waterfall at @CallawayGardens. 4/6/13 © Teresa Rolfe Kravtin
Greenhouse waterfall at @CallawayGardens. 4/6/13 © Teresa Rolfe Kravtin

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Iva Spence’s (1892-1990 — my great uncle’s mother) Graded Lessons in English, published in 1904.

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Found: a small Oxford University Press Bible with a metal clasp, dated in the early 1900’s, inscribed and bookmarked; and The Primitive Hymns dated 1900.

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Found: pages of The Atlanta Journal Magazine, November 17, 1935, in an old family Bible.

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Scaly Mountain, North Carolina © Teresa Rolfe Kravtin

Scaly Mountain, North Carolina © Teresa Rolfe Kravtin

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