The initiation of Music at St. Veronica is a glorious idea, and a critically needed series. There was a time when our musical superstars included the likes of Horowitz, Toscanini, Heifetz, or Menuhin—names that have long since faded. Some, such as Bernstein, still resonate with an ever-diminishing circle of admirers.
The great composers continue to captivate, but again, their audiences are rapidly dwindling. Either through parental indifference or educational neglect, our children’s interests have generally gravitated toward current popular culture and sports. Although our great orchestras, chamber groups, and soloists continue to perform, almost all are under unremitting financial stress.
When attending any recital, one sees immediately the huge elderly majority in attendance. And this is why supporting Music at St. Veronica is so important. By affordably offering the classics not only to seniors, but to the younger set, it may serve to rekindle that old flame. Thank you, George Capsis.