Posted by Rob Perelli-Minetti on May 27, 1999 at 07:45:56:
In Reply to: Re: Beethoven posted by Jay Bertolet on May 26, 1999 at 22:26:34:
And what do you do during the Beethoven Festival? :) The 1970 Beethoven bicentennial was seminal in my stopping playing for 26 years -- I was playing in the UC Santa Barbara university orchestra & the local orchestra, which both played programs with NO tuba parts for a year and in the rush of enthusiasm for the counterculture, the UCSC Band was defunded by the Associated Students. There weren't any local groups or quintets to play with and I was to busy to start my own. I keept tooting for a few months, but it was hard to keep playing just for myself in those days. Sad and stupid, but now I'm glad to be playing again for fun.