Category: Why I Play

Jennifer Weber Answers Why I Play

When Jennifer moved to Indiana the first thing she looked for, was a place to play music. She found it playing with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) at Carmelfest in 1997. Since then, she has played with the CSO through her years attending law school in Bloomington, starting her career as an attorney in Indianapolis, and still continued later going through a few medical challenges (two lung transplants).

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Larry Shapiro Answers Why I Play

“I cannot remember a time when my life was not filled with classical music,” says Concertmaster Larry Shapiro.

An avid concert and opera goer since the age of three, his parents knew the importance of introducing beautiful music young. At age six, he picked his instrument of choice – the violin. Why? Because it was the hardest! By age 10, he was playing in a professional orchestra. “I knew I was immersed in an incredible wash of divine beauty, and it was a place I needed to be for the rest of my life! I also knew I had a precise agenda: To become Concertmaster of a major orchestra, soloist and first violinist of a major string quartet. I’ve done all that, and yet I feel as if I’m just getting warmed up,” says Shapiro.

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