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Episode 002 – The Inimitable Don Harry, Tuba Icon of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Episode 2 of “Stages to Success” is an interview of Don Harry, Principal Tuba of the Buffalo Philharmonic for 44 seasons. Don is one of very few American Indian musicians to ever work in the world’s great orchestras. Hear the story of Don’s career climb, from true outsider in a small Oklahoma town, to the dizzying heights of his orchestral career, playing concerts internationally with great orchestras, and teaching at the Juilliard and Eastman schools. Don is as much of an iconoclast as an icon. Listen to his unvarnished look back at his career, and the individuals he’s encountered along the way.