By Dick Gillett
Like many in the Seattle area, I listen to our local, classical music station King FM 98.1. Often on my way to coffee on Phinney Ridge, I find myself waving my arms, “conducting” behind the steering wheel (look out!) and wishing others were in my company sharing in the musical moment.
Last week, after enjoying our Village’s second anniversary party I thought, why don’t we Village classical music fans get together? Perhaps once per month we could meet at a host’s home, where we could bring a favorite musical passage on CD and share together both the music and our thoughts…and get acquainted in the process! Together we might wave our arms at Brahms’ violin concerto, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, or listen more quietly to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Of course, all would be welcome to join in regardless of whether one has particular pieces of music to share.
Does this idea sound appealing to you? If there’s enough interest for a first meeting from Village members and volunteers we could figure out together how and where to best make it happen. Please reply to me at dgillseattle(at)yahoo(dot)com or give me a call at 206.789.1354.
I look forward to hearing from you and exploring the world of classical music together!