MUSIC IS A MORAL LAW,
IT GIVES SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE
WINGS TO THE MIND.
FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION
A CHARM TO SADNESS
GAIETY AND LIFE TO EVERYTHING.
IT IS THE ESSENCE
OF ORDER AND LENDS TO ALL
THAT IS GOOD,JUST, AND BEAUTIFUL.
PLATO

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I am in the process of planning a programme for a Choral/Orchestral Concert in the open air in a huge space right in the middle of our small town on the Cote d'Azur. This will take place in 2013 IF we are successful in proving that it's musically viable.

 Currently and for many years , this space has been dominated by certainly the loudest Pop Festival I have ever encountered, with volumes well above the decibel limit for France!!

 Of course, there is much opposition to my idea from certain quarters. You would not believe the deviousness of certain people in responsible positions!! or perhaps you would if you have been reading the world news lately!!I am also experiencing opposition from within my own team.

 

 I was sitting quietly at the Cafe (where I work on my scores ) this morning and a young Dutchman, whom I had spoken to last sunday at the same Cafe arrived and sat down. We had a long and one of the most stimulating exchanges I've experienced in a long while.....I certainly needed it as I was and am feeling rather unsupported .

  Basically my task is to design a programme which will attract a public in a community where there has been practically no ' classical' music for many years. To make this work, I've got to design this kind of programme and employ an orchestra of 80 plus and put together a choir of 100 plus.

 In addition I must make it ' cheap' Ha ha!!!! are you familiar with this philosophy...it basically says ' let''s get as much as we can for as little as we have to pay' ?? Here, sitting in front of me was a potential answer to prayer.

This young man works percussion with youngsters off the streets...' street kids' he calls them. He now has a Symphony Orchestra of 16/17/18 year olds who sometimes play at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam!! Home of one of the finest orchestras in the world !

We were enthusiastically discussing a possible collaboration. We share the same ideas about the purpose ...the real purpose of Music in our World. Wow!!! so refreshing for a rather dispirited Jil. Onwards, Outwards and Upwards... I'll keep you informed. Have a lovely evening all xx