Kimber wrote this warm narrative for us.
GMG held a virtual musicale on June 17 which was opened by Utako masterfully playing Schubert’s Impromptu No. 2. She also noted that the second virtual recital is now online and encouraged everyone to check it out. The highlight of the hour was an interview with Anna about her life and love of chamber music. She is a native Atlantan, which is a rarity these days. Early in her life she played with another pianist and her love of chamber music was born. While she did not major in music, rather in Asian studies (who knew?), she continued with life by having two children, becoming a CPA, and starting her own firm. Eventually enough was enough and she retired from accounting and returned to music and has enjoyed it ever since. Gail also added much to the conversation being a chamber musician herself.
Utako reminded us that Fran’s birthday is July 1 and she will be 90 years old! We all look forward to her interview which will be fascinating. The next musicale is next Thursday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m. You won’t want to miss it!