The Love of Music

We interrupt the normal photo-centric nature of this blog with a music video, which was linked by one of my old friends on Facebook. It's a performance of Gustav Holst's Jupiter, from his Planets Suite.

Jupiter by Gustav Holst, performed by the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Eiji Oue.

Unfortunately, I can't embed the video - but the link will bring you to this powerful performance. My favorite part - starting at 3:10 on the video, through 5:00. It will send shivers up your spine.

It brings back so many memories - in high school, I was fortunate enough to be a member of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the same Eiji Oue in the video. This was the last piece we performed during our finale concert of a tour in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. I vividly recall that emotional last performance - I was a senior and it would be the last time I performed in an orchestra. Eiji's love of music hasn't ebbed over the years - he was as animated 25 years ago as he is now [and he hasn't aged, either].

I urge you to go and watch, listen and be moved.

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