If you have time to read this post, I’d really love to hear from my
fellow harpists -especially those of you who have played in orchestra
in a foreign country.
This is not a rant (though I have much to say on the subject), but I
think it would be useful (and maybe funny) to open up this discussion
to others who have shared similar experiences. And maybe to make me
feel like I’m not alone.
I have been playing in an orchestra in Latin America for 2.5 years. Of
course I am extremely happy to have a job doing what I love and there
are some great things about being here, but on the flip-side, the
politics and bureaucratic issues here are so frustrating that at times
I want to run far far away.