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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Say YES!!!!

The Summer of YES.

original painting by Pamela Hunt Lee
Back Side of Caught Rock
48 x 48

It is the summer of YES, saying 'yes' to everything. At least almost everything. When visiting with a friend the other day while we drove home from the Nevada Museum of Art after visiting the current exhibition Lake Tahoe, A Visual History (more about this in another blog post), she mentioned a musical soiree taking place the next evening which would feature Elizabeth Pitcairn playing her Stradivarius violin and the fact there might be an opportunity to attend.  Oh my. Yes, yes, yes.  YES!!!!

  1. an evening party or gathering, typically in a private house, for conversation or music.

About 30 of us were invited into a private home to listen to three sopranos perform prior to the introduction of Elizabeth Pitcairn and her Stradivarius. The music was powerful, engaging, melodically beautiful.  The Red Mendelssohn was a feast for the eyes and the tones that Elizabeth was able to bring forth from the instrument were deep, rich, high, and sweet.  Can you imagine that as a 16 year old girl, she was gifted this 1720 Stradivarius, at that time valued at 1.5 million? Now of course it is worth far more, perhaps 15 million, and Elizabeth travels not only with the violin but with a bodyguard. It may be more fitting to say Stradiguard.   

original painting by Pamela Hunt Lee
Delicate Balance
48 x 30
Currently exhibited at Big Water Grille, Incline Village, NV

This soiree was put together by Toccata - Lake Tahoe Symphony which will be presenting four concerts during the next two weeks.  Click HERE for the schedule and locations. Elizabeth will perform at each of the four concerts and you don't want to miss this opportunity.

original painting by Pamela Hunt Lee
Perfect Lake Day
48 x 48

Opening yourself to the word, 'YES' can and will bring opportunities you may not have expected. Opportunities that will enrich your life.  Having the opportunity to meet and hear the music of Elizabeth Pitcairn and hear her play a revered instrument was indescribable, though I have given that a shot.

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