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Art&Seek’s Holly Fetter recently visited Dallas Symphony Orchestra violinist Mary Reynolds in her rehearsal space. She has this to report:
When I met with Mary Reynolds in late June, she was busy preparing for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming trip to Vail, Colorado for the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. As a violinist in the DSO, she rehearses with the group Tuesday through Thursday and performs Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On a typical workday, she has two rehearsals with lunch in between, each rehearsal lasting 2 and 2.5 hours respectively – “It’s intense, it’s a lot of concentration,” she said with a smile on her face. But when she’s not practicing on stage at the Meyerson, she makes time to work alone in the upstairs practice rooms. I accompanied her to a women’s locker room with a view of construction of the Winspear Opera House where she often plays, using her violin case as a music stand.