Several musical performances have been sent to me recently that feature either super-talented young performers or actual child prodigies. So often my generation seems to believe that the future of classical is bleak and that in the future we’ll only have rap and “movie music!”
Each week, I listen on NPR to “From the Top” with Christopher O’Reilly and am reassured that the future of classical music is not only assured but the performers seem to be getting better and better! Is this idea healing to me? Of course it is! It creates a sense of hope and optimism that the musical future of our planet is so bright that perhaps it can illuminate the solution to all kinds of national, world and planetary problems! I’m feeling more upbeat and positive just from listening to this 11 year old right now. Let me know how you feel after listening?