News 2016

News 2016: (US) TribLive Article: "Pittsburgh Symphony retirees find the music goes on" (by Mark Kanny, 6 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 10, 2016

Although this article does not specifically speak of early music musicians, it may be of interest to some of us on the retirement decisions taken by some professional musicians (Marc Paré, editor)

"Performing music is a consuming profession. The mental concentration and physical precision and accuracy required are intense. And after thousands of hours in childhood spent mastering an instrument and many thousands more in rehearsals and performances, retirement can be an appealing prospect.  ...

Yet, music is also a calling, and the decision to retire is not easy. Life after the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been good to musicians who retired in recent years. Some simply enjoy retirement, while others use the time to ..."

Visit the TribLiv website to read the full article.