Quote of the day:
“Anyone who has played Mahler’s 5th Symphony in the BSO knows that it was not the guys with the batons who conducted the Adagietto, it was Ann. Her sense of rhythmic proportion and pacing is unparalleled.”
So says Boston Symphony Orchestra bass player James Orleans, about Ann Hobson Pilot, the orchestra's harpist who retired in August after 40 years with the BSO. The Boston Musicians’ Association today announced that Hobson - a former Philadelphian - would receive its Lifetime Achievement Award.