There are all sorts of spectacular ways I thought of starting this entry, but really what is much more spectacular than saying: There is an orchestra in the Congo and it is good. Take a few minutes to watch this video – it gives a bit of the background and I believe you will be truly inspired, even if you do not like classical music. It is a story about people defying the odds and persevering. It is about beauty. It brought tears to my eyes. And it made me want to fly to the Congo.
I am dreaming of when I will next hear classical music performed live, preferably a full orchestra. May it be sooner than I imagine.