13. February 2007 · Comments Off on Very Moving, Very True · Categories: imported, Links

So the next time you, or someone you know, think that musicians are overpaid,
or charge too much for your son’s bar mitzvah, or think that they are playing
for free because they must enjoy it so, or think that the arts don’t matter so
why pay to have them in the public schools, remember Kjersten and Angela.
They lived to make you happy performing the music they loved up and down the I-5
corridor and beyond. They deserved so much more in life than what we paid
them, given what we received from them. And they deserved so much more life.

I know I shall miss them. And whether you know it or not, you shall miss them

Niel DePonte is the Music Director and Conductor for Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Kjersten Oquist was 36, and Angela Svensen 31 years old.

Please read the entire thing here.

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