When I first moved to Boston twenty years ago, my organ teacher, Yuko Hayashi, took Nami Hamada and me to Maine and Vermont to see the fall colors and some American historical instruments. Nami was my talented classmate back then; now, many of you know her as an intelligent, smart (and lovely) voicer at the C.B. Fisk organ building company. Nami and I proudly wore our newly acquired New England Conservatory hoodies on the trip and played many interesting instruments.
Cheryl and Tim’s fine concert/presentation last month on the historical organ at Spanaway Lutheran Church reminded me of the many warm memories from that trip with Nami. Fall is a time for warmth, a time to get sweaters out of storage, to strike a fire in the fireplace, and to sip hot cider. It’s also a time for fellowship. After the meeting, I talked to those in attendance as we gathered around the fine table of goodies prepared by Tom Clark, who is talented in music, in his work on the board, and with refreshments! (Thanks Tom for a fantastic reception!) In my conversations with many of you, we all agreed that we are so fortunate to live in an area with some of the finest instruments of all kinds in the country.
There are some great events coming up–AGO meetings and concerts alike. We missed some of you at our first gathering of the season, but I believe that we will see you at the next meeting! Don’t miss a thing—we’ve got great things in store!