Sunday’s performance of “Mahler Unplugged” was emotional and inspiring for me. I had forgotten how much I loved the symphony. Guest violinist Chee-Yun is as nice as she is talented. Her addition to the symphony provided listeners with a rare treat.
I was impressed with the warm welcome that I received from the volunteers who were there to greet us. Before the show and at intermission (or half-time as I unfortunately called it) I was in the lobby to sign tote bags and greet people. My painting was on display during the performance and its image was used for the posters that are pictured as well as tote bags. (The proceeds of the bag sales are for arts education. Now that is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.) Hayley Savage was also posted in the lobby to sell “Musical Minis” which are based on the original painting.
Thank you to the symphony for making me feel so welcome. Also thanks for re-awakening my love of classical music. I am honored to be a part of such an amazingly talented group of individuals.