In 2006 a quiet uprising began in a San Francisco café…a group of musicians banded under the banner of Beethoven, Haydn and Shostakovich with one goal in mind: break down the traditional barriers of classical music and make it truly accessible: essentially, bring music to the people.
If you've ever thought about going back and picking up that old instrument you used to play as a kid, Ari Goldman's book "The Late Starter orchestra" may just give you the inspiration you need to do it. Goldman, a former new York Times Reporter and Author of the book "The Search For God at Harvard", now teaches Journalism at Columbia, but once upon a time, he was a cellist. or at least a cello student. he decides to start playing again, and finds the group of amaeur string players called "The Late Starters Orchestra" that meets every week in an abandoned coat factory in Ma