Post Profile






Immigrant Songs: Seattle Symphony Harpist Valerie Muzzolini Gordon Never Thought She'd End Up In Seattle

Immigrant Songs: Seattle Symphony Harpist Valerie Muzzolini Gordon Never Thought She'd End Up In Seattle by Rich Smith RAMON DOMPOR Ten-year-old Gordon had been studying all year for her big audition. This harp recital was going to be held in front of a jury who'd judge whether she'd go on to the next level of studies. After running through her set during dress rehearsal, her teacher asked her a question: "Do you see the wallpaper around you?" She was referring to the drab, 1960s brown and gray decor.
read more

share

Related Posts


Immigrant Songs: Seattle Symphony Violinist Mikhail Shmidt Used to Busk in Rome

United States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Huge numbers of Jews fled the collapsing (and virulently anti-Semitic) Soviet Union during the late 1980s and '90s. Mikhail "Misha" Shmidt was one of them. He describes a two-tier immigration system. If you could get o...

Immigrant Songs: Seattle Symphony Cellist Eric Han Spent $15,000 to Move to the U.S.A

United States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith $15,000. That's how much it cost the Korean-born Canadian to immigrate to the US. The high price tag is partly due to the fact that Han had to pay all his filing fees twice. He says the immigration officer who reviewed...

An Orchestra of Immigrants

United States / Seattle : Slog

A Symphony of Immigrants by Rich Smith I mmigrants run the Seattle Symphony. Immigrants helm, conduct, and compose the Seattle Symphony. President and CEO Simon Woods hails from England. Music director Ludovic Morlot comes from Fran...

Person of Interest: Valerie Muzzolini Gordon, Harpist

Immigrant Songs: Seattle Symphony's Violinist Artur Girsky Left Russia For Tampa and Tampa For Seattle

United States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith RAMON DOMPOR Girsky says his grandfather spied on the US for the USSR. He worked in the General Intelligence Agency ("the GRU, to be specific") and lived in San Francisco. For "an unknown reason," Girsky says, he quit ...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC