This morning I vowed to spend this day in quiet contemplation of the tragedy that befell all of us on September 11, 2001. The terrible loss we as a nation has suffered on that day and in the years that have followed are beyond belief for the families of the victims and the brave men and women who stepped up as first responders and as defenders of our precious freedoms. I dedicated these songs to them and their families to let them know that their sacrifice will not be forgotten.
I hope that you have shared this day with me as I had hoped. I wanted to end my day on an upbeat note. What better way than to celebrate life with Beethoven’s beautiful and moving 6th Symphony, Pastoral.