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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 Manhattan to make music for the pure joy of it; their motto is, "If you think you can play, you can"
In The Late Starters Orchestra, Goldman takes us along to LSO rehearsals and lets us sit in on his son’s Suzuki lessons; He explores history’s greatest cellists and also attempts to understand what motivates his fellow late starters. Will Goldman get good enough to be able to play for friends at his upcoming birthday party? Find out in this engrossing book on second chances-- it's the KBACH/Changing Hands Bookstore Book Notes selection of the month for September, Reviewed by KBACH's Randy Kinkel.