Member of the Week – Jeff Fischer

Every Wednesday, we will be featuring one Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra member to answer some fun questions about themselves. Today we will be hearing from Jeff Fischer, our principal percussion.

Photo by Angel Amy Moreno

Photo by Angel Amy Moreno

What is your favorite dish to cook?

My mother’s spaghetti sauce made with flank steak, cloves and bay leaves.

If you weren’t a musician, what would you want to be?

A carpenter. As a kid I was always working with wood, on many birthdays a Concord Lumber truck would back into our driveway with a load of lumber for my next projects.

Do you listen to non-classical musical genres?  If so, what are some of your favorites?

I listen to minimalist, avant-garde and experimental music. There would be much that I listen to in my car that fellow PACO musicians would not even consider to be music. I also enjoy listening to recordings that my UMass. Lowell students produce with their bands.

Throughout your history with Pro Arte, what has been your favorite concert?

I really enjoy most of the PACO concerts with the classic symphonies but the concert that meant the most to me was the Bizet/Shchedrin Carmen Suite and the Bernstein Serenade.

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