Happy New Year on Music Night

The year 2010 has been a difficult one here in the US and 2011 is shaping up to be even more so. Rather than dwell on the pain, I’d like to dedicate the final Music Night of 2010 to the triumph of the human spirit — and for me, nothing else speaks to that spirit like music. When composers like Bach and performers like Yo-Yo Ma get in the room together, I can experience a few fleeting moments of hope.