Back in the Saddle

It’s safe to say that this last year has pushed buttons and boundaries in me that have taken my life in new directions that I didn’t necessarily want to go in. My emotions have been pushed and pulled in just about every way; from protecting my children in this ever changing world, to having to […]

Introducing Jackie Lyon – Our New Board President.

Where does your interest in classical music come from? My interest in classical music was really inspired by my parents who took me to classical concerts starting at an age of around 7-8.  Throughout my secondary education in Providence, RI, I attended with my parents a regular subscription concert series of the Providence Symphony Orchestra […]

Start Fresh Everyday.

Is it just me or does it seem that everywhere you look these days there are mixed messages coming from almost every direction? Do this, don’t do that, say this, don’t say that, be that person, be this person… It’s exhausting and at times horribly overwhelming! I find myself having to work very hard to […]

New Year, New Hope!

There have been countless times this past year that I have felt like I’m riding an emotional roller coaster ride. Life has felt chaotic, then amazing, then heartbreaking, then breathtakingly beautiful and everything in between! There has been joy through feeling grateful for this beautiful life, for the gift of music and then there has […]

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Fighting the Good Fight.

Is it just me or is there nothing to watch on tv anymore? No good movies, no believable plots and no authentic characters. I find myself watching something that starts well before ultimately leaving me feeling completely flat and annoyed that I’ve just wasted time that I can never get back! I don’t watch much […]

Reconnecting to you.

I played a bold move last night and announced my departure from all social media platforms. It felt like even before I’d hit the ‘post’ button that an influx of well wishes, goodbyes, stay in touches, hearts, likes and LOVES were being bestowed upon me and I instantly felt that warmth of affection from so […]

A Musical Lighthouse.

If I could go back in time and tell a younger me something important, it would be to try not to worry so much what people think of you. You can’t please everyone! It’s a cliché, I know. It’s something that I’m sure everyone has thought at some stage in their life. Haven’t they? I […]

It’s a Jam Glam Life!

Is it just me, or has the concept of time gone completely askew since this whole ’thing’ began?! I am constantly being thrown between feeling like the days are whizzing by to asking myself, how has it only been 3 weeks since we were told to stay home and stay safe? Life to me right […]

A Dream Come True!

It has been 5 days since the start of the our new concert season at Ashuelot Concerts. Only now am I slowly coming down from the enormous high that comes from baring your soul on the concert platform! It is safe to say that the whole Brahms and Tchaikovsky Sextet project was a dream come true […]