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Quote from: SonicMan46 on August 08, 2022, 10:28:14 AMMy son (North Carolina born but from a family of Big Ten graduates, i.e. the U of Michigan) went to IU in the early 1990s - we also love the beauty of the Bloomington campus and the 'hilly' southern Indiana topography (and the movie below which I own as a HD streamer from Amazon) - his major was in telecommunications w/ a minor in computer science - met his Indiana wife there (graduated the same year) and now live in Indianapolis (have not done in a visit in nearly 3 years w/ COVID isolation and not wanting to take a plane). Good luck kyjo w/ your musical degree. Dave
Quote from: dhibbard on August 08, 2022, 07:19:18 PMAh yes.... I am a grad of IU also.... with an Accounting/Business degree and Music Minor... fond memories of Foster quad and Johnston Dorm in the GRC. 1980s grad.... Bloomington and the hills around it are wonderful!!
Quote from: kyjo on August 09, 2022, 12:19:56 PMYep, that was definitely a huge draw for me! I'll be studying with the Pacifica's cellist, Brandon Vamos, and have a string quartet formed for the fall semester.
Quote from: kyjo on August 09, 2022, 12:30:23 PMWoah, I wasn't expecting to hear about so many IU/Bloomington connections in this thread! Thanks for sharing, everyone.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on August 08, 2022, 10:22:07 AMKyjo,I'd love to know if you encounter any professors who were there at the time and knew Janos Starker and had any stories/views/news which they would care to share with you. He's a favorite cellist of mine. PD
Quote from: kyjo on August 10, 2022, 03:53:10 PMHi PD, my former teacher from my time at Carnegie Mellon University studied with Starker at IU and had the highest opinion of and respect for him. From what I've heard, Starker had a very high standard for his students, and was frequently intimidating towards them for the sole purpose of giving them the experience of performing under pressure, not because he was a mean or sadistic person. Apparently, he would always be smoking a cigar pretty much up until the day he died! I'll let you know of any more interesting stories I hear about the man.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on August 08, 2022, 10:22:07 AMI'd love to know if you encounter any professors who were there at the time and knew Janos Starker and had any stories/views/news which they would care to share with you. He's a favorite cellist of mine.
Quote from: Mapman on August 11, 2022, 06:30:52 AMI'll probably be away from the forum for about two weeks. There's no need to worry about where I am until the end of August!
Quote from: Spotted Horses on August 11, 2022, 07:53:58 AMYou probably know the often told anecdote involving Reiner. Starker was the principal Cello of the Chicago Symphony and was about to leave. They were rehearsing for what might have been his final performance with the CSO and Reiner gave a speech about how much they would miss him. During the rehearsal (the Verdi Requiem, perhaps) Starker became distracted at some point and, after a long rest, entered one bar early. Reiner became enraged, shouted at Starker and threw his baton forcefully on the ground so that it broke in half. The unflappable starker replied, "am I not allowed one mistake?" Later the orchestra presented Starker with a gold tie pin in the shape of a broken baton.
Quote from: OrchestralNut on September 03, 2022, 11:47:37 AMIs John (Mirror Image) really gone? I'm surprised!That's unfortunate.
Quote from: vandermolen on September 03, 2022, 01:51:41 PMHe has also deleted his Facebook account so I have no way of contacting him - a shame.
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