GRATITUDE IN A MINUTE WITH KAREN TREIGER
Music is something that I often take for granted. But it’s importance cannot be underestimated. Music is the food of the soul and can lift our spirits to new heights. There are many types of music – jazz, pop, folk, etc. But last week, I had the great pleasure of attending a classical chamber music concert at Benaroya Hall with my mother. It was the 4th in a series of in-person Seattle Chamber Music events. They held it in the large concert hall, allowing for social distancing and everyone in masks – even the musicians. Two pieces were played one composed by Florence Price, an African American composer who lived at the beginning of the 20th century. The second piece was by a more well-known composer – Brahms. I let the music wash over me as I sat in this magnificent space with sound so pure that it can make you cry. It was a particularly special moment to go to this concert with my mother, who for many years, was the Board Chairman/Chairperson of the Seattle Chamber Music organization. I was grateful on so many levels.