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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000115.txt from 2002/02

From: Gary Truesdail <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Olympics' Opening Ceremonies
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 00:08:33 -0500

It must have been a nightmare for the players. I listened with intense
fear that at any moment Yo Yo Ma's fingerboard would go CRACK and fly
off the instrument due to the frozen glue that held it together. I could
not see any electronic earpieces in use so the soloists must have been
performing on blind faith that they were playing WITH the orchestra.
Did anyone notice the white mouthpieces on the brass instruments?
Plastic, maybe? Maybe with internal heaters and wired to pocket
batteries? :)


Nancy Marzec wrote:
> Hi -
> Is anyone on the list in the Utah Symphony, or does anyone have contact
> with anyone who is? I'm really curious how everyone coped with the
> sub-freezing weather and what they used for instruments. Did they use
> Greenlines (& did the instruments survive) or did they resort to plastic
> instruments? What did the strings do - and what did Yo Yo Ma play on?
> I can't imagine being out in that weather with anything but a
> "throw-away instrument."
> Just curious.
> Nancy Marzec
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------


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