Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Ethan Philbrick performed at the Nantucket Community Music Center

After the presentation of the Red Violin at the Nantucket Community Music Center (56 Centre St, Nantucket, MA 02554), Ethen Philbrick performed on Cello. I like most people in the room of course had hoped to hear the Red Violin which was supposed to be a masterpiece of a perfect acoustical instrument. The violin however was spared the stress of performing and was just discussed and held gingerly by it's owner, Elizabeth Pitcairn. Since Elizabeth refused to even pluck a string, of the 1720 instrument that was purchased by her family whose fortune was built on paint for 1.7 million dollars. I satisfied myself by sketching Ethan's performance. I  have a vast respect for him to have followed up such an instrument as the Red Violin. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. I had to wonder what his instrument would be worth at auction. It was a fine end cap to the champagne reception.

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