Boston Violin Gig for 80th Birthday Party

A few days ago I played violin for an 80th Birthday Party in Brookline.   The husband was 90 years old and the wife was turning 80.  They were so well educated in classical music and it was amazing how sharp the husband was.  He knew every composer and had interesting comments to make after each piece.  I mainly picked pieces by Bach and Vivaldi as well as the most seductive slow movements of the Brandenburg Concertos.  The couple had specifically asked for Vivaldi and Bach and I ventured into the darkest,  most haunting melodies of these pieces.  I was so happy to find that these slower movements that draw out emotion with every stroke of the bow were also these clients’ favorite types of classical pieces.  They listened while eating cheese and drinking wine , making for such a delightful evening.

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