Karr Koussevitzky Double Bass
Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky was a Russian-born conductor, composer, and double-bassist, known for his long tenure as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1924 to 1949.
Following Koussevitzky’s death in 1951, his widow, Olga Koussevitzky, presented double-bassist Gary Karr with his double bass.
This double bass is currently in residency here at Upton Bass…and it is an incredible feeling to play on such an iconic instrument! The simple shape and size remind us of our first attempt at a Karr model before further refinements were made in working with Gary over the years.
Stop by the barn and play the Koussevitzky on the Koussevitzky Karr as this opportunity doesn’t come often!
Catch you next week! -Eric