If anyone had told me that I’d have the honor to joins hands with Sir James Galway, the great flutist, I wouldn’t have believed them.
Nor would I have believed that my ace photog hub would capture the moment.
Such is the nature of the CultureArtMedia.com blog.
After returning from the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting in Boston, and realizing I had tickets to see/hear him in concert, meeting him was the proverbial icing on the cake of hearing him play an all Bach program in the company of supremely gifted musicians, among them his wife, Lady Jeanne Galway, a great flutist in her own right. We happened to get seats very close to the stage, and as it turned out, near the backstage door through which he and they entered and passed many times within our arm’s reach making the whole experience that much more special.
Billed as “Sir James Galway and Friends” by Parlance Chamber Concerts under the aegis of Michael Parloff, Artistic Director, the joyful and soulful all Bach program was a sublime delight.
AND NOT ONE MOBILE DEVICE RANG THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE CONCERT—BRAVO!!!
Sir James Galway and Friends Post-Concert
(Musicians in alphabetical order: Benjamin Beilman, Violin; Paolo Bordignon, Harpsichord/Continuo; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; Timothy Cobb, Bass; Ying Fang, Soprano; Sir James Galway, Flute; Lady Jeanne Galway, Flute; Mark Holloway, Viola; Sean Lee, Violin; Danbi Um, Violin)