USC graduate student Mary Reed joins KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen for a discussion about how she got her starts as a double bassist and what she is thinking the week of rehearsals and concerts ahead where she will perform alongside LACO musicians as a part of the Orchestra for the April 16 & 17 Beethoven’s Emperor concerts.

After you listen to this podcast, you can learn more about Mary and her appearance with LACO on her blog interview with LACO newbie blogger, David Garcia.

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