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Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:52 PM

from Joshua Bell:

'I am incredibly privileged to have had some moments with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I will always remember performing for her at a Supreme Court 'salon' concert, before which we were given a pre-concert tour of her office. While she showed us around, operatic voices streamed softly from her speakers, confirming one of her 'notorious' passions. At our performance that followed, she sat in the front row, a mere five feet away, an unassuming but dignified presence which inspired us to give it our all. At dinner afterwards, we discussed music. Although she clearly knew a lot about the subject, she never pontificated, choosing instead to ask the opinions of those around her. I was struck by her humility and grace.

It seems appropriate to me that Justice Ginsburg's first name rhymes with 'truth.' Her profound allegiance to truth was evident in everything she did, from her work on the bench to her deep love of classical music, which she must have recognized as one of humanity's most successful attempts at finding it.'

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elleng Sep 23 OP
Mme. Defarge Sep 23 #1
fierywoman Sep 23 #2
yonder Sep 23 #3
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:56 PM

1. Had tickets to hear him perform with the Oregon Symphony

but concert was canceled due to Covid. 😢

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 08:00 PM

2. Thanks for sharing -- so beautifully put -- it made me cray (yet again.)

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 09:06 PM

3. "I was struck by her humility and grace."

Those are two great virtues to have strived for and achieved in ones life and I would trust a musician of Mr. Bell's sensitivity and caliber to determine if that's the case or not.

Coincidentally, as I was writing this PBS News Hour was broadcasting a piece about RBG and her love for classical arts, especially Opera.

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Response to yonder (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 09:08 PM

4. Yes, heard the same.

There will be a 'special' tomorrow, after the NewsHour.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 09:38 PM

5. K&R

A lovely tribute...

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