I’m here to promote a website just started by a lovely person:
Musically Mac is started by my friend Amelia, and was a direct response to the announcement that the Linfield Chamber Orchestra was not long for this world. It’s an amazing and beloved little orchestra, and I was heartbroken when the news came that there were two concerts left before it would cease to exist.
I was even more heartbroken as the news was delivered to us mere minutes before we were giving our last concert. That, however, is a rant for another day, when I’ve had more time to process and deal with those particular feelings.
But I invite you to add this to your reading list – the disappearance of this wonderful orchestra is a tragedy. I have played the Mozart Requiem several times in my career, but this was the first time I’d played it through tears.