Orchestra...5 minutes!: My crazy life in the Phoenix Symphony

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Author House, Nov 22, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 204 pages
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This book follows the life of , Damien Shindelman and the bizarre series of events that shaped his unique personality and path to be coming a professional oboist. From his abusive grandmother, deplorable grade school years, to his early childhood adventures, his unique story is a cleverly woven saga that will leave you shocked, bemused, and openly laughing.

His jaded yet comical portrayals of all the instruments in the orchestra will give you a new perspective on life in the symphony orchestra. From fact to fiction, every instrument has it's roast, as well as the more interesting musicians in the ensemble.You will also be able to follow the history of the Phoenix Symphony with all its struggles, set backs, and triumphs, including all the varied conductors who have graced its stage over the past thirty years.

If you ever wanted to know the inside scoop on the Phoenix Symphony and the town itself, this is the book for you.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
21
Section 4
35
Section 5
43
Section 6
51
Section 7
55
Section 8
62
Section 15
120
Section 16
125
Section 17
130
Section 18
132
Section 19
138
Section 20
145
Section 21
152
Section 22
165

Section 9
66
Section 10
75
Section 11
87
Section 12
97
Section 13
100
Section 14
107
Section 23
171
Section 24
176
Section 25
180
Section 26
191
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About the author (2010)

Damien Shindelman has been a professional oboists with the Phoenix Symphony for the past thirty two years. His variety of humorous and zany experiences in the orchestra have been chronicled in a tongue in cheek style that will guarantee to put a smile on your face.

Whether you are a musician or musician- curious, you will be pulled into the variety of stories about his life, fellow symphony musicians personalities, instrumental peculiarities, and unbelievable situations that make his musical life a truly unique and hysterical adventure.

If you have ever been interested in the behind the scenes life of a symphonic orchestral musician, this is the book for you!

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