Secrets to a Lasting Musical Marriage

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Carson, ChrisBloom, Debbie








Second violinist Deborah Bloom and double bassist Chris Carson have been in the orchestra together for 41 seasons. Debbie started a year before Chris. They’ve been married that whole time too, and after two grown children and one new grandson later, I asked Debbie if she had advice for other married couples in the orchestra. Debbie and Chris been going to work together and working for the same company and in the same office–the Powell Hall stage–since the mid-’70s. How have they made it work?

“It helps if you can be across the stage from each other,” Debbie suggests. “Try to work that out.”