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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000124.txt from 2002/02

From: David Renaud <>
Subj: Re: [kl] How Many Concerts Do You Go To?
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 09:46:22 -0500

I also find this a interesting question.
Perhaps 4 live concerts in the year.

As a performer I am out so much, so often,
I find it hard to get out for other activities.
Other performers I know struggle the same way.

With nearly 200 gigs last year, I'm already out
4 nights average per week, most are 3 or 4 hr gigs
This may mean two weeks of show every night plus
a few daytime gigs, then a week or two
with almost nothing. Also, tuning pianos by day,
may make upwards of 20 appointments per
week in the busy season. Lots of noise level
exposure that accumulates..

Love it with a passion
, but also love my 3 nights at home.

Should also get out to more concerts.

Dave Renaud

Steve Hartman wrote:

> Ken:
> I've wondered about that myself.
> In the calendar year 2001, I attended approximately 0 concerts.
> I played in a total of 272 public performances for an average of 22.67 perf/month. The vast
> majority of those were, of course, in Orchestra pits, not "concerts" on stage.
> Steve Hartman
> NY, NY
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