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Alvin McCall

Member Since: 1986

Hometown: Newport News, Virginia

Favorite Non-musical Activity: Since I have retired from playing softball (mostly), I watch baseball (let’s go Mets!), Star Trek (TOS and DS-9), Star Wars, and a video of my No. 4 son’s performance of The Nutcracker.

Favorite Mozart Piece to Perform: Mozart’s Requiem remains my most favorite work. It is still a joy to play and at Mostly Mozart we always hear “new” soloists.

Mozart Minute: Alvin McCall ("Athletes in the Orchestra")

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra cellist Alvin McCall compares playing in an orchestra to being an athlete. Meet the other Festival Orchestra musicians: http://bit.ly/1sHl2lo

Mozart Minute: Alvin McCall ("Pitching and Performing")

Whether in baseball or classical music, there's a lot of hard work behind even the most effortless-looking performances. Alvin McCall, cellist with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and a diehard New York Mets fan, explains. Meet the other Festival Orchestra musicians: http://bit.ly/1sHl2lo

Meet the members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in this Emmy Award–winning series.