America’s highest paid conductors

Saw this today and was a little surprised.  I guess maybe I should have been a conductor . . . . America’s highest paid conductors $2.41 million – Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony $2.06 million – James Levine, Metropolitan Opera $1.21 million – James Levine (again!), Boston Symphony $1.56 million – Alan Gilbert, NewContinue reading “America’s highest paid conductors”

US presidents’ musical careers

Check out this fun article on the most musical American presidents.  I’ll summarize them quickly, but you should really read the original. 10.  FDR – played organ 9.  Chester Arthur – played banjo 6,7,8:  JQA, John Tyler, Woodrow Wilson JQA played flute JT and WW: played violin 5.  Harry S. Truman:  dedicated piano player whoContinue reading “US presidents’ musical careers”

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