10 FebThe Beauty of What We Do Together
By Dorothy Lawson
It’s been hitting me lately, how lucky we are in ETHEL–how brilliantly rewarding our musical lives together are. The experience of playing the “Present Beauty” program this season continues to evolve; it is more and more ecstatic.
And we will soon be working with Robert Mirabal again, on “Music of the Sun.” And Dean Osborne, for TED. And Lionheart, on Phil Kline’s “John the Revelator.” And Thomas Dolby, on new songs he is recording. And there will be New York premieres of new ETHEL works by Dohee Lee, Judd Greenstein, Matt Marks, Anna Clyne and Andy Akiho. I am breathless.
When we speak at colleges, we encourage the students to consider what beautiful opportunities and associations might be present right in their midst–to treat their current relationships as lifelong assets, and their current activities as building blocks of their careers. We urge them to consider themselves unique, vital and empowered. It is their world we will all live into.
And I am happy to report, from the light in their eyes, that is looks truly, passionately beautiful.