The iPod Philharmonic

Second violinist Johnny Lee is "married to TiVo," or so he jokes, and has been swept up in the "American Idol" juggernaut.  “One of the main joys of being a classical musician," says the 28-year-old, captured here beneath the downtown skyline, "is to bring joy to the audience. I know that sounds cheesy. But we perform four times a week. And while the cheers you hear here aren’t the same, it’s not that dissimilar to ‘American Idol.’ ”

( Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times )

Second violinist Johnny Lee is "married to TiVo," or so he jokes, and has been swept up in the "American Idol" juggernaut. “One of the main joys of being a classical musician," says the 28-year-old, captured here beneath the downtown skyline, "is to bring joy to the audience. I know that sounds cheesy. But we perform four times a week. And while the cheers you hear here aren’t the same, it’s not that dissimilar to ‘American Idol.’ ”

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