LUIS AND CLARK CARBON FIBER VIOLIN, $5000, tux, $500, blindfold, $5, music director with a sense of humor, PRICELESS!

hi luis…got your message. i’m sorry but we have a double that day and i won’t be able to get away for your recital.  turns out i do have a picture for you.  (see attached)

this was taken during a TOSCA performance at lyric.  the firing squad has a brush-up rehearsal during the 2nd intermission.  the man with the upraised sword is sir andrew davis, our music director at lyric.  this picture just appeared in the INTERMEZZO, the chicago local’s union paper on the back page.  the caption read “LUIS AND CLARK CARBON FIBER VIOLIN, $5000, tux, $500, blindfold, $5, music director with a sense of humor, PRICELESS!”
i still play my carbon fiber violin exclusively and i’m still loving it. i had 2 but i sold one to a colleague in the orchestra, who plays it as a backup at home.  i’m finding that helicore strings work very nicely on it and even out-perform the dominants.

happy new year, and best to steph!

cheers…pete labella