“Who needs to eat when I’m so full of music?” That’s what I said to a friend on the way the reception spread following Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival’s inaugural concert at the Floyd EcoVillage’s new state of the (green) art Celebration Hall on Sunday.
I don’t go to classical music (I’m a rock/folk fan at heart). I don’t turn on the classical music channels or buy the CD like other music lovers. But when classical music comes to me, when it makes me laugh out loud with delight, makes me nod my head or feel like I’m going to cry, when the conductor is the spirited Maestro David Wiley (son of my friend Mary), and when the ensemble plays with body, heart and soul, and technique, then all I can say is “WOW.”
It’s the reason I haven’t gone to the mirror to brush my fair or put on my face, even though it’s 3:30. When one covers such an event on a Sunday afternoon with a submission deadline of the next day, the rest of life gets put on hold.
Post Notes: Look for more in depth coverage and photos of the launch of the VBRMF and the EcoVillage’s Celebration Hall coming this week in The Floyd Press.