Skitch Henderson Quotes

25 Skitch Henderson quotes:

"Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music."
"And then I went into television; and then television moved from the East Coast to Hollywood."
"But I listen to everything, I listen to all artists that come along."
"Do, What you're going to do in longevity. Not just what happens tomorrow."
"I also work with the regular orchestras in Munich, Germany and other similar orchestras."
"I don't listen to rap simply because I don't think that relates. That's a rhythmic content, and I can understand that the young people enjoy it."
"I grew up on film scores and scores from films."
"I had had a classical education prior to that."
"I listen to everything."
"I recorded with Sinatra, but the recording business is a very strange strata right now."
"I think my favorite experience is whatever I'm doing now."
"I worked with practically everybody in the business in all of the years in NBC, but I worked personally many years with people like Crosby and Sinatra, so of course that was a great ground school for me."
"I've watched the demise of the Hollywood orchestra, the house orchestras of the big studios."
"If you don't operate it as a business, you aren't going to be around very long."
"In a way, yes, because I was starting something fresh, and it was something totally independent."
"Symphonic orchestras have almost become a glut in the market."
"Then I went to radio with Sinatra and I watched that disappear."
"We do a lot of light classical programming with that, too... obviously... a lot of Tchaikovsky music, Grieg, things like that which have become less classical with classical concerts."
"We have train wrecks, as we say, all the time. I've had a project in Switzerland where the artist just changed at the last minute."
"We try to say it's creative and in a manner it is creative, but it is a business, because today, with the cost factor in crossing the boundaries that you do."

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