The taxing life of a US concertmastermain
A report caught our eye that the concertmaster of La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Wes Luke, jumped in as soloist in a Bach concerto when the invited star, Tai Murray, failed to turn make it.
In addition to his leadership during at La Crosse, Wes Luke is also a section violinist in the Madison Symphony Orchestra and principal second violinist of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. He regularly plays in the Wisconsin Philharmonic and is on the teaching faculties of the University of Dubuque, Loras College in Dubuque and Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa.
It tough making a living on the violin out there.