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Hello fellow fiddlers...
I wasn't sure where was the best place to post this, but I just wanted to share a random story from today that made my day, and I think (and hope) is a good sign for music in our culture.
Today at my school in Bloomington, Indiana, I was approaching the ticket counter to buy my student nose-bleed seat for La Boheme with the IU opera. A random lady approached me, and asked if I was alone? I said yes, and she proceeded to give me a ticket- absolutely free, in one of the best seats of the house. Through the next few minutes, and then two intermissions, I got to know her a bit... She kept saying how important music in all forms is in our lives, and how it's being taken for granted- symphonies folding, music funding cut from schools, kids not learning instruments either from apathy or lack of funding, etc.... She thought it was so important that students not be limited by money for experiencing music she always buys an extra ticket to any show, to give to someone!!
Random story, and not sure where it belongs under the forum categories, but... It was uplifting not only because of someone's generosity to me personally, but as a really concrete reminder that people do value music in all forms (even opera! ). Hope it makes your day as much as it made mine!
thats awesome! I love it when people give back for just the pure love of something. and congrats on getting great seats. hopefully more people will continue to inspire others to continue their love of music, or the preforming arts in general. Where would we be without a form of expression in our lives even if we are doing nothing more then enjoying it?
Lead me, Follow me, or get out of my way!
~General George S. Patton
@SarahsViolinBags How cool! Are you studying music?
I graduated from IU School of Nursing!! We lived in Bloomington for 8 years When I was in grade school-high school, up on Marlin Hill north of Griffy Reservoir.
Darn, I should have gone into music!!
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius. BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.
Awesome. So, are you going to pay it forward? What can you do?
Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.