Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day 96: Making Music


Day 96: Making Music, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Music is the universal language of mankind. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music transcends age and language. The recorder orchestra I play in, Flutissimo, played a joint concert with a group of young musicians from Lyon in France. The age of the Lyon group ranged from 8 - 22 (plus one older graduate from the program). The oldest member of our group is 81. Their group functions in French; ours in English and French. But music binds us together. The lithe figure in black, directing the Lyon group is 86! She had travelled with the group (plus other chaperones), was dealing with jet lag, had spent a busy day and yet had more energy than many of us.

It is wonderful to see that love of music passed on with such conviction to the youngest of the group. Not only did they play beautifully, but their concentration, and discipline were evident on the stage.

The church filled with sounds from many eras and sang of love, mutual respect and awe.

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful experience! I envy your musical talents

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  2. Wonderful! Which one are you?

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