Inside a Symphony Audition
It's 2 p.m. on Monday.
Stephen Goist is trying to control his nerves as he waits for his audition in a dressing room at Music Hall. Seated on a folding chair next to his viola case, the musician looks relaxed, but nerves can play tricks. It should be old hat: This is his 17th audition, he calculates. But this one had additional pressure. He grew up in Cincinnati.
A New York State of Mind
Many audience members will recall that, just over a year ago, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Louis Langrée performed an all-Tchaikovsky pro-gram at Music Hall during Thanksgiving weekend.