A gift of joy.

The final days of 2013. It flew by with lots of great music happening including 2Salish Sea Players Logo0 concerts (21 on Dec. 31st!) by the Salish Sea Players in retirement, nursing, memory, and long term care facilities. I feel so grateful and lucky to get to perform these concerts and I believe it is important work. There are so many who have helped us to keep performing since we began almost two years ago. Thanks go to our donors, the Activities Directors who took a leap of faith to hire a group doing Baroque chamber music (what is that?), and the Early Music Guild for granting us Professional Affiliate status.

But, there is one more group of people I want to thank–the residents of all the facilities that we have performed for. It is an honor to perform for them and I feel so much joy when I play my violin for them, when I speak with them before and after a show, when I see how they respond to the music as it is being played.  What a gift!

Please join with us to keep the music playing. You can make a tax deductible donation safely online. And if you have a loved one or friend in a facility and would like to sponsor a concert let’s talk. CLinda and Mom Melstedontact us at salishseaplayers@gmail.com.

I’m sharing a photo of me and my wonderful Mom taken at the Ida Culver-Broadway last December. She is not a resident but does have friends there and attended this concert.

I wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season!!!

©Linda Melsted salishseaplayers.org  2013

About Salish Sea Players

Salish Sea Players is a Baroque chamber music group (two Baroque vioins, cello, and guests-Baroque oboe, recorder, and harpsichord) dedicated to bringing high quality performances to people in retirement homes and long term care facilities. We are a Professional Affiliate of the Early Music Guild of Seattle
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