Friday, March 20, 2009

Ax gives back

Emanuel Ax, long one of the world's leading concert pianists, reminds us that he's also a mensch among major-league musicians, as he waives his fee for playing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 with the financially struggling Columbus (OH) Symphony.

"I think it's just an incredible tragedy if this orchestra were not to exist," Ax tells Gary Budzak of The Columbus Dispatch: