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Norton Center in the L.A. Times! Marcia Adair of the Los Angeles Times writes about the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Gustavo Dudamel coming to Norton Center.
Sep 27, 2010
Marcia Adair of the Los Angeles Times wrote a wonderful article Friday about the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Gustavo Dudamel coming to Norton Center. Debra Hoskins (Director of Programs and Public Relations), Kentucky charm, and Centre College all got high praise.
Ms. Adair writes:
"The story of how this hard-to-imagine event in Bluegrass Country came about is difficult to unravel partly because it's been a long time in the making but also because everyone we interviewed had a rather annoying habit of giving the credit to someone else."
and refers to Centre College's performing arts successes:
"there was still a sense of this sort of event being just one more in a long line of successes for a college that consistently punches above its weight. “This is a place of disproportion,” said Centre President John Roush. 'It tends to do the unexpected with some measure of frequency, so it doesn’t seem unexpected.'
The nagging question about this was always: Why? Surely students can just watch the DVD like everyone else in small-town America. For Roush and others at Centre, the reason is clear. 'When you give a student an opportunity to be around greatness then they can imagine that they too might be able to do great things. The most important impact is that our people from Centre College believe that anything is possible'"
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