This summer the National Symphony Orchestra says goodbye to seven members, who collectively made 251 years of music with the group. From sleepless concert tours to tempestuous conductors and repertoire that sometimes took them out of their comfort zones, the NSO players rode the highs – and the lows – of life in the "nation's orchestra." Kojo sits down with three retiring NSO players to talk about music, memories and moving on.
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