Had a chance to talk with the music director of the Harrisburg Symphony, Stuart Malina today...it will air in September. I always enjoy talking with musicians. And having heard Stuart play chamber music, I'm looking forward to seeing him conduct. By all accounts, the Hbg Symphony is a good regional orchestra and I will definitely catch their first concert.
It makes me think about not only sharing classical music, like I do every day on air, but discussing it. I've missed getting a chance to talk with friends about music, so it's nice to make new acquaintances...not that I don't stay in touch with friends, but there is a local element...makes it more immediate. I'll always discuss musical matters with previous friends, colleagues and teachers, miles away. But there is something about being connected in your community, musically.