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Sneaking The Bruch: ASO Concertmaster Performs His Long-time Favorite Concerto

Feb 5, 2015

This is the sheet music ASO concertmaster David Coucheron has used since he was 10 years old. The different colors represent different lessons with his teacher.
Credit David Coucheron / special to WABE

Starting tonight at Symphony Hall, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concertmaster David Coucheron steps to the edge of the stage as soloist in a series of three concerts featuring Max Bruch's "Violin Concerto No. 1."

David is, in his own words, a mature man of 30 now, but 20 years ago he was learning this concerto behind his parents' backs. The photo above is proof of his (adorable) juvenile delinquency.

Here's WABE's Lois Reitzes in the studio with David, poring over his notes and scribbles:

Tickets for Thursday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 7 start at $24.
All tickets for the "First Friday" concert series are just $25.