One of our board members, Tracy, just posted this video on her Facebook page. It is a very moving video of a man in a nursing home coming to life when he listens to Cab Calloway. Once again, I was struck by the incredible power of music. For this old man, music transports him to a time of youth, hope and dreams. It brightens his eyes and lifts his spirit.
For all of us in Rochester, music has been a unifying guide to who we are as a community. While we honor individual performers, what we are really honoring is the talent and work of performers that pulls us all together as human beings. On April 29th, we have the opportunity to rejoice in the power of music and thank those who have made it possible. Please join us.