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Classical Notes: December 3, 2008 Archive

Transition in Washington (Dept. of Classical Music)

Posted at 1:28 PM on December 3, 2008 by Rex Levang

Even as one musician (Condoleeza Rice) is leaving the Cabinet, another one is on her way in: Janet Napolitano, Secretary for Homeland Security (nominee), and clarinetist.

She's also an opera fan--perhaps she'll appear in opera in Washington, carrying on the tradition of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia?