This Spectator op-ed article by Madeline Wilson and published on November 10, 2016 hits some pretty
resounding chords and beautiful melody notes!
The melody is that of a beautiful city slowly but surely waking up to seeing itself and accepting itself as beautiful.
The chord being struck is a triad, with three resounding themes:
- Diversity, of all genres, peoples, sounds, perspectives.
- Respect, for musicians and musical organizations
- Education. Growing new musicians, and growing our next generation audience.
In my Hamilton – City of Music, these are the core values. I can relate to all three. I hope you can too!
Read the article to hear the melody in all its nuance and beauty.