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Bass-ic Necessities

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by djcruse, May 31, 2005.


  1. djcruse

    djcruse

    Jun 3, 2002
    Norwood, MA
    It's a worst case scenario. You're a symphony bass player. It's taken you most of your first 20 years of life to get a job. It doesn't pay well, but it's full time. You are in your ninth season. And it's a fine orchestra. You couldn't be happier. Then, as symphony orchestras do in Canada, it runs out of money, can't pay its bills, teeters on the brink of total collapse. You face the prospect of not having a job. And you still owe the bank for your $25,000 Italian instrument. Then your car breaks down. What next? If you are <b>Max Kasper</b>, Symphony Nova Scotia's principal double-bassist, and it is the spring of 1995, when SNS came dangerously close to dissolution, you realize you could make a new bass for something like $4,000. <a href="http://www.herald.ns.ca/stories/2005/05/31/fEntertainment164.raw.html">Read more.</a>