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, New…

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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 who…

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