This would have all been a great experience EXCEPT for one awful stroke of luck. My new recorder did not work. I generally take notes and record but I don't always have the capacity to write word-for-word when the recorder is on to preserve the flow of the conversation. I ended up having a couple back and forths with the PR officer of the NSO and some of the lines got cut. On the bright side, I got positive comments and actually gained a fan in Blair Tindall herself who wrote the freaking book that "Mozart in the Jungle" is based on, as well as the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra (a line in my interview references whether I would tell the difference between the NSO and Pensacola).
Underwater Hockey Team-Northern Virginia Magazine