Just before reading Rick Fournier’s excellent column touting the benefits of Artober in Bangor, I was listening to Maine Public Classical Radio. One of the pieces was inspired by “Children’s Games.” It was written by Austro-Hungarian Franz Liszt, played by the French National Orchestra led by Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, and played on an American radio system (one that extends well into Canada).
It was a sterling example, as Fournier points out, of bringing “so many people together across all different kinds of boundaries,” to which he sagely added, “Music does that …”
Michael P. Gleason
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