As an author much of my time is spent in my office writing.
So, when I can, I like to get out and interact with people. One of the ways I do that is by attending the concerts of the Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra.
The area I call home is Lewis county, Washington state, a largely rural area of farms and timber. The largest town is Centralia, 16,000 people, where the concerts are held. All the performers are local music lovers. These talented individuals should be paid for the performances they provide to this community, but they aren’t. They pay to be members of the organization, and their concerts are free. Wow, what a fantastic way to give back to the community.
Last night, for their second performance of the season, the theme was show tunes. For almost two hours the PNCO played arrangements from Les Miserables, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, James Bond, Titanic and Fiddler on the Roof. They closed the night with the theme from the Pink Panther.
I look forward to their next performance in June.