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Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic: Why?

In keeping with the "why?" theme that seems to be developing today, let me pose another such question:

Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic: why?

Via the Legal Watercooler, I see that in Los Angeles there is a philharmonic orchestra made up solely of lawyers. The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic is "the orchestra where lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff meet in harmony," according to its website. Its conductor and founder is Gary S. Greene, Esq., (who I'm guessing is the only orchestra conductor in the world to use both a middle initial and "Esq." in his name).

I'm no orchestra expert, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that when you limit the pool of orchestra members to one relatively small profession, you'll get a weaker orchestra. So, I ask again... why?

The website does not really explain the "why" other than one short quote I found from Gary S. Greene, Esq., who states “I know many lawyers and judges who are accomplished musicians and I believe it will be exciting to bring them together to make music. Especially in these trying times, we need to have harmony in our lives.”

Fair enough. Harmony in the lives of lawyers is a noble goal, and hopefully there is a decent amount of harmony coming from the orchesta pit, too!

Posted by Bruce Carton on December 21, 2010 at 12:55 PM | Permalink | Comments (9)


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