21. December 2009 · Comments Off on Wonderful Story · Categories: Links, News

Music for those who can’t afford a concert:

“I like sharing music with people, and they have zero access to it,” Ms. Hall-Tompkins said of her homeless audiences. ‘It’s very moving to me that I can find people in a place perhaps when they have a greater need for, and a heightened sensitivity to, beauty.’ She invites musician friends to play and uses her networking skills to cajole prominent soloists into joining. They include Emanuel Ax, the pianist, and Albrecht Mayer, a principal oboist of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Hall-Tompkins asked Mr. Ax to take part when he was playing a concerto with the New Jersey Symphony, and she encountered Mr. Mayer in a Tokyo hotel hallway while both were on tour.

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