We recently heard from Rob Harris, a PYSO alum and professional violinist who currently resides in Australia. Rob sent PYSO the following message before Sunday’s virtual concert, and captures the same uplifting spirits channeled during Towards the Sun:
All the best for your next virtual concert, and for life in the US as trends turn for the better.
COVID is under control well enough here in Australia to allow most music organisations to return to live concerts, tho’ still with e. g. 50% capacity maximum to allow social distancing. My wife Dorit & I played our first live gig on 13 March – exactly 12 months after the previous, on 13 March 2020!
Last week’s program of music for chorus and strings by Baltic composers (Ešenvalds, Pärt, Vasks) was inspirational in its cathedral setting but also a sad reminder of PYSO’s cancelled Baltic trip last year.
Here’s to better times (and tours) ahead.
-Rob Harris – PYSO c. 1969 till the Swiss trip 1972.