The Right Place, The Right Time!: Tales of Chicago Symphony Days
From Yakima, Washington, to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Donald Peck's journey as a flutist has been extraordinary. Here, Peck offers an insider's view of the inner workings of one of the most prestigious orchestras in the country. Peck, like many artists, did not select his path voluntarily, but rather let fate lead him to a career in music. In 1957, he secured a seat with the orchestra as a flutist. Beginning in 1958, Peck garnered the title of principal which he kept until his retirement in 1999.
A memoir filled with stories about life on the road, making recordings, and working with the best musicians and singers in the business, The Right Place,The Right Time! is a joy for anyone interested in the life of a dedicated, devoted, and talented artist.
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2 Staff Conductors
3 Touring the World
4 And how was the tour?
5 Guest Conductors
6 Learning a New Language or The Sayings of the Condutors
7 Nights at the Opera
11 Solo Dates
12 Outside Jobs
13 Rondo Finale
Appendix 1 Orchestral Recordings
Appendix 2 Opera Performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 19571999
Appendix 3 Peck Concerti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Appendix 4 NonChicago Symphony Solo Dates