Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The music of the Inauguration...
SO I just watched the inaugural ceremony (well, part of it, I am at work people)... and let me just say, as powerful as Aretha Franklin was, the performance of John Williams' arranged inaugural piece featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Gabriela Montero and clarinetist Anthony McGill nearly brought me to tears. I would've let the drops out- but I was surrounded by coworkers who don't know me. What is it about classical arrangements that can send me into hysterics? The cello is by far one of the most soulful instruments ever invented by man. It was the perfect introduction for our beautiful new 44th president.
Here's to a promising 4 years!