Saturday, December 19, 2009

Violinists perform for the homeless

Lovely, sad little story by Daniel Wakin at the New York Times this morning.  Artists from the Music Kitchen bring Bach, Brahms and Appalachian tunes to overnight shelters.
The concerts have an air of authenticity and directness that sometimes does not exist in concert halls. Not all the listeners are new to classical music. One woman at a concert said the experience had been bittersweet because it brought back memories of working at the Boston Symphony Orchestra and “how much my life has changed since.
We all have something to give-- a kind word, a dozen cookies, a beloved book.  How about you?

 Photo from Jorge Franganillo's photostream at Flickr.

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