10 Oct '11, 1pm

Mozart wrote for the glass harp. Only 3 or 4 people in the world can play that piece. Here's one:

Mozart wrote for the glass harp. Only 3 or 4 people in the world can play that piece. Here's one:

This past Friday evening, I had a delightful encounter, the kind that is likely to occur only in a great urban neighborhood: I came across some extraordinary street music, in which I even participated briefly. We had been having dinner, our table by the sidewalk in one of our area’s (and the country’s) best historic districts, Alexandria, Virginia’s Old Town. On a perfect fall evening, the thing to do after was to walk around, enjoying an ice cream cone and the lively-but-still-not-crowded streets. And that’s when we found Jamey Turner. Turner, it turns out, is a virtuoso musician. He has played both classical and popular music in such hallowed venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the White House, and Washington National Cathedral. He has appeared at JazzFest in New Orleans and the...

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