Benefit Concert for Japan
Mahler’s Symphony No. 3: What Love Tells Me
Photos and Audience Letters

Photography by Jaka Vinšek

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From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for last night’s performance. I was impressed and moved by the show of compassion and generosity from you and your orchestra. Thank you very much for taking the time to connect with us whether it’s a sing-along, a personal talk relating Mahler and Indiana Jones, or another inspiring evening demonstrated by last night’s experience.

I just wanted to write to say that I am constantly inspired by the devotion your organization shows to the world at large. In a competitive world where musicians struggle so much just to be heard, you demonstrate that what you contribute to the world is what you get out of it. This is evidenced by the size and quality of the audiences you pull in. I can feel this positive energy when you perform as well.

It was healing and wonderful to sing Imagine with your orchestra last night. Thank you for a beautiful experience — the whole night was magical.

The tragic events remind us of the common purpose to help those who are in need. Thank you very much for organizing a benefit concert with profound and spiritual music. The Japanese prayer in Eye of the Storm was appropriate — having everyone come together and express our care and compassion for those suffering. It was deeply moving and many of us were touched, wept and inspired.

Your performances are charged with energy, life and fierce love. Thank you.

Congratulations on the turn-out with just ten days of prep. The seamless flow of Messiaen, yours, and Mahler was sensitively programmed and passionately performed. Thank you for another memorable evening.

Thank you again for organizing the benefit for Japan and for bringing the beautiful music.

As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the concert and congratulations for a full-house event that was put together in no time!

It was an amazing evening — I really enjoyed listening to Eye of the Storm, and the Mahler and cello soloist were terrific (I knew they would be ;) ).

Sunday, April 3
Holy Apostles Church