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A Strange Coincidence

September 3, 2015

I happened to be in the audience the night the Chicago Symphony violinist from the story below walked off the stage. I had never seen anything like that before in the hundreds (or more) of concerts I’ve attended, played, or conducted. I thought perhaps a string broke, or that she was overcome by an illness.

A few years later my curiosity finds itself satisfied by this harrowing tale:

http://chicagomaroon.com/2015/08/31/chicago-symphony-orchestra-violinist-engineers-triumphant-comeback/

PHOTO: HANNAH EDGAR/THE CHICAGO MAROON
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  1. October 17, 2015 3:29 am

    Brian,

    I just found this post. It really is something that you were there that night, and I’m glad the publication of Alison’s story eventually gave you some insight into what was happening onstage—or, really, what had been building for some time and happened to reach a breaking point.

    Alison’s back on stage this season and doing well. Thanks for sharing your story, and for sharing the article, too.

    Hannah

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