Rachmaninoff was the signal
Today as I was driving to a research appointment out of New York City--to Stamford, CT--in my car, I listened to a radio performance on WQXR of the beautiful Rachmanioff Vocalise. This piece is one I performed, accompanying a violist, VV, and know to be intrinsically connected with VV. VV and I have an amazing history of a lost-and-found red viola. As I heard the Rachmanioff on the radio this morning, strong associations of the lost-viola incident and VV came to mind. I hadn't seen VV in about six months.
This evening, about eight hours later, I attended the first concert of the Golden Key Music Institute Salon in mid-town NYC. I spent time after the concert talking to performers. As I was leaving, I ran into VV who was just coming in. She had missed the concert, was only there to accompany a friend who's a cellist on a cello errand, and was not expecting to see me.
We hugged, astonished at the "chance" meeting. I said that I had heard the Rachmanioff Vocalise that morning, and now I was seeing her in actuality.
I introduced VV to the organizer/founder of this musical salon event, MB.
Perhaps there will be an audition. At least MB and VV have met through fortuitous circumstances. VV shared with me her new YouTube performance, which I have just checked out. Go listen. There are two. Both are solo viola, amazing and ethereal.
www.redviola.com Victoria Voronyansky, viola Originally titled "Le flûte de Pan" , "Syrinx" byClaude Debussy was composed for solo flute. Here ...
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