Interview with Alexander McCall Smith on NPR

Today on NPR’s On Point, Tom Ashbrook interviewed Alexander McCall Smith about music and his latest novel, La’s Orchestra Saves the World, which The Washington Post says is “crafted with the author’s usual wit, wisdom, and grace.”

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Alexander McCall Smith also founded The Really Terrible Orchestra, a group of musicians who found amateur orchestras too difficult, but still had the passion to play together. Alexander McCall Smith stated “It won’t be a good orchestra, in fact it will be a really terrible one” and that is how the name came to be. To learn more about his orchestra, click here.