October 6, 2022

Author James Freeman’s new book ‘Making Music Together’ is an autobiographical story that follows the life of the author and his wife as musicians around the world

James Freeman, who founded the Chamber Orchestra First Editions and serves as its artistic director and conductor, has completed his new book ‘Making Music Together: From Tanglewood to Boston to Philadelphia and Beyond’: a charming and engaging autobiographical story about Freeman’s life and career as a musician as he traveled the world with his wife and fellow musicians.

Freeman begins his story: “Despite the fact that our musical roots remain in Boston where we grew up, we have been Philadelphians for fifty years, and our musical and social experiences have largely focused on the activities of this city. The following chapters, rarely in chronological order, trace the different paths of our lives, sometimes in detail with stories linked together, sometimes very vaguely. I want to start in medias res, so to speak, because that’s where we first met.”

“Dottie Kidney and I knew very little about each other in Tanglewood during the summers of 1958 and 1959. She was already a featured oboe in the Division I Orchestra in 1958. She still often recalls the thrill of spending the summers in this extraordinary environment, as well as a painfully embarrassing moment of total silence as Charles Munch, the conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, waited patiently for her during a rehearsal, as she tiptoed off the stage to recover his first oboe part forgotten from the seats of the public.

Published by Page Publishing, James Freeman’s gripping tale not only covers the author’s professional tours, but also the couple’s families, children and even their dogs. As Freeman now says, “Sometimes the kids watched the dogs, sometimes the dogs watched the kids.” Readers will get an accurate insight into the lives of classical musicians and truly understand how music can connect people in ways nothing else can.

Readers who wish to discover this inspiring work can purchase “Making Music Together: From Tanglewood to Boston to Philadelphia and Beyond” in bookstores worldwide, or online at Apple’s iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For more information or media requests, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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