A View From Inside The Orchestra
Thursday, May 9, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Listening to an orchestra performing Brahms, Beethoven or Tchaikovsky is one of life's simple pleasures. But what goes on behind the scenes in the lives of those talented musicians? What does it take to become a member of an orchestra? Thomas N. Akins, retired Principal Timpanist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the author of "Crescendo: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra 1930-2005" and "Behind the Copper Fence: A Lifetime of Timpani," will present an interactive discussion regarding the training for, acceptance into and daily expectations as a member of one of America's major symphony orchestras. Mr. Akins will share audition adventures, tearing down the "fourth wall" and stories of ISO musicians fleeing Nazi Germany and choosing violin over baseball. This program is for those of any age who have an interest in music performance. Registration for this performance is not required. For more information, call the Reference Desk at (317) 844-3362. This program will be held in the Program Room.