Alisa Siegel's documentary on Resa's Pieces was broadcast June 6th on CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition. The magic of radio did wonders for our little band. Thank you Alisa and the CBC for featuring our band to reawaken the music in all of us.
- The Sunday Edition: Watch My Stick, PLEASE!
Includes a recording of the documentary and snapshots of the band.
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FROM CBC LISTENERS - COAST TO COAST...
Just finished hearing your broadcast and I have tears running down my cheeks. What a moving portrait of your work that CBC doc is! Done with respect, affection and enthusiasm, just as all your "Pieces" demonstrate: mutual respect, affection and enthusiasm. I can't tell you how proud we both are of you. You are doing really, really important work! —CM
I so enjoyed the piece on CBC Radio this past Sunday which gave we listeners a bit of an idea about your marvelous band and great conductor who knew that there were performers out in the community who just needed a venue and some encouragement to get those instruments back out and play!
Having been fortunate to grow up in a musical family with my father a physiotherapist whose first love was his music, I know how life giving and life preserving the ability to play music and bring such joy to others, can result in longer and happier lives for many. My father was in his nineties when he died and although arthritis plagued his joints, he continued to play - sax and clarinet and flute and ...violin and whatever else one placed in his hands. Actually listening to Harry and to Al brought back some keen memories of conversations we had shared as Dad was getting younger and me older.
Journey on! Godspeed, and have a great time doing what obviously brings you so much joy.
I will be with you in spirit from my home in Kentville, Nova Scotia imagining you playing your encore piece, Colonel Bogey's March.
Kindest regards —JB, Nova Scotia
I just happened to turn on the radio as the interview of your orchestra was unfolding. It was truly touching and delightful. Kudos on creating this wonderful opportunity for others. As a continuing education arts instructor, I see the joy each week in my classes - their struggles, their persistence, the social aspect, but most of all the accomplishment in their painting and ideas and the great joy it truly brings. In 99% of all cases, these are threads they are picking up after a long hiatus.
What a valuable and joyful situation you have created.
I look forward to catching one of your concerts at some point !!!
Best —GB, Ancaster, ON