Indiana University warmed up for second residency by Cleveland Orchestra
on January 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM, updated January 20, 2013 at 6:06 AM
The first visit by the Cleveland Orchestra to Indiana University generated both excitement and nervousness. Around the Bloomington campus two years ago, the mood ahead of the first residency was one of anxious anticipation.
"It was exhilarating," said violin professor and orchestral studies chair Jorja Fleezanis. "But it was also freaking people out."
Things are much calmer now. This week, as IU's Jacobs School of Music prepares to be invaded by Cleveland a second time, everyone is more relaxed.
The participants are as eager as ever, of course, but this time, there's no labor dispute at the orchestra threatening to postpone the project, as there was two years ago. Neither is there any mystery. Both parties know what they're in for, and the focus is squarely on the music.
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