Violin Concert: A Holy Experience


It has been said that music is the universal language of mankind, it unites us all.  There is so much truth to that statement.

Tonight I had the opportunity to take photos for an extremely talented group of young people, under the tutelage of Ms. Nora Smilovici.  Who, by the way just so happens to be an angel walking around in human form. Never have I heard violins played like this and never have I been so moved.  You Tube and listen to Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor.  Now, imagine having a front row seat while it is being performed in front of  I was awestruck, and the fact that an 18 year old girl was playing it with such beautiful movement and emotion brought a huge lump to my throat.  I tried to swallow that darn lump but when I did, the tears just spilled over onto my cheeks.  I was much relieved to see that I was not the only one wiping away tears.  Powerful Stuff!

Neecie Herndon, God bless you for recommending me as a photographer to Ms. Nora.  She was such a kind, loving and all around wonderful person.  I left that church tonight feeling like I had just had a holy experience.

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” ― Maria Augusta von Trapp