There is a natural disappointment that comes from not experiencing fabulous live music when it comes right to your door. Over one disappointing week recently I missed local performances from:
The Nidaros Cathedral Girls’ Choir (direct from Norway)
Roomful of Teeth
WMU GCII (featuring two of my former students)
Here are four corresponding takeaways:
- We should all be grateful when the universe opens up an opportunity to experience the kind of art that we love. (For me, recently: The Real Group, The US Navy Concert Band, IU VJE1, and more)
- We should forgive ourselves when our schedules or personal issues do not allow us to attend everything we want to.
- As lovers of choral music, it’s important to prioritize experiencing live performance, which offers a completely different perspective than listening to recordings.
- A reminder to college students that they have tremendous opportunities (free or vastly reduced cost!) to experience live music. Fill your well now, for it only gets more difficult later.