Posted by Captain Jack on October 30, 2003 at 17:12:14:
In Reply to: Re: conductors... posted by richard on October 29, 2003 at 19:53:34:
Once a violinist in a Los Angeles ABT production asked John Lanchbery (or Captain Jack as a few called him) "Maestro, why am I always in the second violin section?”. Lanchbery gave him a nasty scowl and replied, "Because there are no thirds"
Nice guy! Yikes
Still he was a great musician.