Real Men Don't Rehearse: Adventures in the Secret World of Professional OrchestrasBy Justin C. Locke
- Author: Justin C. Locke
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: JUSTIN LOCKE
- Published: 2012-01-16
"Real Men Don't Rehearse" is a laugh-out-loud inside look at the usually hidden and secret world of professional orchestras. It is filled with dozens of humorous tales of musician antics and concert meltdowns. This is not just for musicians! With over a thousand copies sold, it has proven to be an enormous hit with general readers ages teen and up. Now in its fifth printing (a self-publishing miracle), the title and cover design make it top seller in bookstores, as everyone has a hard-to-shop-for relative with an interest in music. "Real Men Don't Rehearse" was written by Justin Locke, who spent 18 seasons as a professional freelance double bassist in Boston. He played with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops, as well as for ballets, operas, and Broadway shows. He is also well known in the symphonic world as the author of "Peter VS. the Wolf" and "The Phantom of the Orchestra," which are internationally acclaimed programs for orchestra family concerts. This book has been reviewed and excerpted in many international magazines, and is a book no musical library should be without.