Growing up as a child, I played classical viola and have always had a special love for classical music.
I recall, in fourth grade when I was 10 and many other kids our age were bused to New York City to see an orchestra play music for “Oliver Twist” and I’ll never forget how that music filled the hall and my imagination. What would you expect from a 10-year-old anyways?
So, as I grew older and played better, I was fortunate to have played in the Rhode Island orchestras. These were experiences that will always be with me.
And, while I also loved so much of the music as it was coming out new in the 60’s and 70’s, I still was solidly based in classical music. It’s because it can do so much without lyrics and loud noise.
And so I present one of my favorites, Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, played by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.