Apparently it was just too much of a risk with the “wicked cold” as cellist Yo-Yo Ma described it. So, the powers that be decided to record most of the music “performed” live at the Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday.
According to the AP News:
…But Carole Florman, a spokeswoman for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, says she doesn’t understand what the fuss is all about.
“I think this is a whole lot of nothin’,” she said on Friday. “These are world-class performers who are playing in 19 degree weather and the technical requirements of their instruments made it impossible for them to have their music amplified and know that it would be in tune. So they made, what I think, was probably a difficult decision to play to tape.”
Full story is here.