Player Biographies: Doug Green, Violin
Doug Green started playing violin with the Palisades Symphony at the young age of 70. His earlier gig was as an electrical engineer, with teaching stints at Purdue and at UCLA but mainly designing communications satellite systems. He worked on satellites for DirecTV, XMradio, NASA satellites, and commercial satellites for Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Sweden, the US and other countries.
Playing with satellites is like playing violin with the Palisades Symphony. First you find the right tone and set up all the rest of the satellite to match that tone, and it’s ready to go. You work with others who make the actions hopefully easy, but sometimes more difficult, and generally you’re happy with the result. And then onto the next satellite, er, concert.