I am curious to know what your favorite part of the #Yanni25 tour was? Was it a particular piece of music that touched you, or was it a certain performance? I will tell you one of my very favorite things about the tour was the infusion of our lovely @lindsaydeutschviolin #LindsayDeutsch. She attacked the songs with a passion that I could feel at each @officialyanni Yanni show!! What kept coming to my mind watching her play is that SHE EATS THE SONGS. I know this sounds crazy… here is what I mean: A quote that I love kept coming to mind; it is from Maurice Sendak, the author/illustrator of great works such as “Where The Wild Things Are.” He said this:
. “Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”
I love the story, because I relate to it – This kid LOVED his idol so much that he just needed to CONSUME and make the art a part of himself. I don’t see this kind of passion very often, and when I do, I never ever forget it. I love all of Yanni’s violinists, and each bring their own personality to the concerts. Lindsay brings a passion and grittiness to the songs that really makes the STORY OF THE SONG resonate with me, and not a concert went by where I didn’t tear up over some part that she played.
So, that was one of my very favorite parts of the tour! I want to hear what yours was! I hope that you get to see Lindsay perform in the future.
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