This famous quote comes from Stravinsky, right? Or was it Picasso? T.S. Elliot? Or all of the above? (stealing this quote from each other, of course!!)
Much earlier, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.”
Earth’s miraculous serendipity of a cooperative and perfectly distanced sun, a magnetic field, generous availability of water, and a moon that stabilizes earth’s wobble has given us the gift of habitat and life - for humans and an incredibly diverse plant and animal world, all intertwined and surviving in delicate, fragile balance.
How do we choose to interact with history every day?
The return to performing for audiences in person in October was thrilling! Indeed our Dramatic Return program with soprano Teresa Wakim was aptly named. We are so grateful to all who joined us in-person at First Parish in Sudbury as well as fans who watched virtually from around the globe.
Our “Seize the Moment” online season of concerts concluded this past weekend with “C’est Magnifique” - our first live-streamed concert ever! Trinity Lutheran Church graciously welcomed us into their beautiful sanctuary and with the possibility of using Covid testing for all the musicians to help determine safety, we were most excited to try this format.
That's what George Washington said to Alexander Hamilton, in one of the most moving songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda's lightning bolt of a musical.