The first of three Journey of 100 events at Hamilton College, Clinton NY 13323
What a terrific experience. The first bars of the Chaconne brought a tear or two of emotion, then I settled into the delight of the moment. It felt like being at a German outdoor cafe for lunch–the only thing missing was the beer. But the juxtaposition of beautiful music and the more usual social traffic of lunch made such a connection for me. I wish that we had opportunities to experience such occasions more here.
I had not heard solo violin played in such an intimate setting before and was delighted to experience the range of sonority, of the forte and piano, and of the bowing–things one doesn’t hear in the orchestra. Thanks for the occasion and the lesson, and good luck with the project.