The joy of live music!

What a joy live music is! Last night we took advantage of the Kennedy Center’s free tickets for a concert of the National Symphony Orchestra performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 featuring Leonidas Kavakos on the violin, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, “Pastoral”. And tonight we hosted our own free concert with three piano performance — Negin Mostaghim and her sweet sons Bayan and Jian.

The boys enthusiasm for the piano was so endearing as they played Mozart and Bach, and their mom’s elegant performance of Mozart’s Variations was mesmerizing. We did have of course freshly baked banana bread with ice cream but we also shared some sweet prayers and meditations.

Sadly, nobody from the invited neighbors joined us, though someone made an anonymous call at around 7 pm and I suspect it was to check whether I am a male or a female. We live in peculiar, insulated, isolated times. In my apartment building there are many young ladies so I fully understand their apprehension to an unknown male inviting them for a house concert, yet I wish they were able to join us for we all had a wonderful time.

Oh, well, there is always next time. And indeed, the next Musical Prayer Station is coming up on December 9th, when the Canadian singer-songwriter Munirih Sparrow is coming to perform. Until then, let’s be grateful for live music and spiritual food!Musical Devotional with Negin and her family

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