Atlanta Symphony soloists come from within for concertos by Brahms and Mozart [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 6 Nov 2011, ArtsATL

ASO concertmaster David Coucheron as soloist. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

ASO concertmaster David Coucheron as soloist. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

There’s a paradox to an orchestral musician’s career, and mind-set. Music thrives on individuality, demanding that musicians express something unique to their inner expressive voice. Yet, in an orchestra, individuals must take a largely anonymous role within the massed forces. Occasionally, happily, principal players are afforded an opportunity to step out front, their voices heard as soloists. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL