>THANK YOU, Daryl Crown, for your letter about our October concert at Chapelwood United Methodist Church:
“I continue to be amazed at the variety and talent of the performers that come to Chapelwood through the Evans Art Series. To put my comments in context, I am not a follower of the musical arts, and, to be truthful, I rarely listen to music. I do, however, enjoy the opportunity to experience new things, and witness the enormous talent that God has given to people and how they handle it.
Where else would I have the opportunity to hear an artist of such caliber as the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s Brian Lewis? When else would I experience the incredible composure Brian demonstrated in that rare moment when a string broke during his performance, and, withouth even losing his smile, he switched violins with another violinist, made tuning adjustments when he could, and completed the number with an “oops, sorry about that folks, thanks for hanging in there with me” expression on his face?
I came away from the evening with a real sense that I had participated in an experience that would not be repeated for me. That gave me a new appreciation for talents different from those I am familiar with, as well as how graciously some people handle them.”