Last Friday, I was part of a Street Symphony concert for the first time. Street Symphony is an incredible organization, made up of some of Los Angeles’s top musicians, who take music into jails and homeless shelters, and perform for audiences that would otherwise have no access to high-quality live music. On November 21, my String Quartet had its West Coast Premiere for about 300 female inmates at the LA County Jail — the experience of sharing music with these women, speaking to them, and making music with them, was one of the most moving experiences in my career thus far.
Steve Lopez from the Los Angeles times wrote a beautiful article on the concert. This was Street Symphony’s 57th concert in the LA County Jails over the past three years. I was so grateful to be part of it, and I’m hoping for many more to come.