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The Late Starters Orchestra by [Goldman, Ari L.]
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More than just a memoir about music and all that it offers; it is also a warm and moving testament to the opportunities of aging. Booklist The Late Starters Orchestra is a joy to read--moving, funny, and deeply true in its depiction of those aspirations we put aside until, one day, we realize it s now or never. Ari Goldman s quest to master the cello is an inspiration for dreamers everywhere. Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who s Sick We re all living longer. What should we do with the time? Ari Goldman has a solution. The Late Starters Orchestra is warm, soulful, sometimes rueful, sometimes passionate--just like his beloved cello. I found myself laughing out loud in places ad unexpectedly moved at the end. Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Beak of the Finch A lovely, moving story of personal rediscovery disguised as a book about cello-playing. Part memoir, part cultural study, The Late Starters Orchestra is is candid, wise, and inspiring, a book a rich and true as an open A. David Hajdu, music critic for TheNew Republic I've long believed that there is a musician hiding in each one of us. Ari Goldman's new book, The Late Starters Orchestra, gives us back our natural right to make music. Goldman's adventure of becoming a cellist is filled with trials, perseverance, humor, and wonderful anecdotes. It's an inspiration! Julia Wolfe, co-founder of Bang on a Can. A poignant and loving meditation on teachers and students, fathers and sons, and the great resilience and capacity of the human brain. Joshua Henkin, author of The World Without You --Various

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In a cluttered room in an abandoned coat factory in lower Manhattan, a group of musicians comes together each week to make music. Some are old, some are young, all have come late to music or come back to it after a long absence. This is the Late Starters Orchestra--the bona fide amateur string orchestra where Ari Goldman pursues his lifelong dream of playing the cello. Goldman hadn t seriously picked up his cello in twenty-five years, but the Late Starters (its motto, If you think you can play, you can) seemed just the right orchestra for this music lover whose busy life had always gotten in the way of its pursuit.In The Late Starters Orchestra, Goldman takes us along to LSO rehearsals and lets us sit in on his son s Suzuki lessons, where we find out that children do indeed learn differently from adults. He explores history s greatest cellists and also attempts to understand what motivates his fellow late starters, amateurs all, whose quest is for joy, not greatness. And when Goldman commits to playing at his upcoming birthday party we wonder with him whether he ll be good enough to perform in public. To the rescue comes the ghost of Goldman s first cello teacher, the wise and eccentric Mr. J, who continues to inspire and guide him--about music and more--through this well-tuned journey. With enchanting illustrations by Eric Hanson, The Late Starters Orchestra is about teachers and students, fathers and sons, courage and creativity, individual perseverance and the power of community. And Ari Goldman has a message for anyone who has ever had a dream deferred: it s never too late to find happiness on one s own terms."


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1832 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books (10 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FZWN4LA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,020,398 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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