What won't change in 10 years, part 2

I was thinking about the “What won’t change” question again this morning. Over the weekend I had the pleasure of being in the company of the Pacific Music Works when they played a Bachtoberfest concert on Whidbey Island. They just released their first album with Naxos label. I played it at home last night and was humbled that I could call some of these fabulous musicians my friends.

If you happen to be based in the Seattle area, the Pacific Music Works concerts are a treat, and

In 10 years, I know I will get as much enjoyment from the album as I did today.

So here are 10 more predictions for the next 10 years on things that won’t change.

  1. People will still go to the Opera, Ballet, and Symphony.

  2. I will still get chills when I watch Beethoven’s 9th Symphony when the bass starts singing in the 4th movement.

  3. Handel’s Messiah will be sung in December by many.

  4. Opera houses and concert halls will continue to exist and draw crowds.

  5. Globally, more people will be playing musical instruments in 10 years than currently are today. Musical instrument sales figures continue to grow, even though a large global market in used instruments. *

  6. Singing in the shower will still be a thing (as will singing in the car, singing in church, singing in a crowd at a sporting event, and singing in the rain).

  7. Movie soundtracks will still be composed by really great composers.

  8. Parents will still have their kids take music lessons.

  9. Happy Birthday will be sung at millions of birthday parties all over the world, daily.

  10. Answer the question :What do you see being true in 10 years? _______________________________________________________

When I start thinking about the things which will still be true, I feel calmer. I stop worrying too much about what will happen tomorrow.

No matter what, there will always be great music to provide comfort, joy, solace, and beauty.

* from a review of the book, “Factfulness,” by Hans Rosling:

“Wonderful… a passionate and erudite message that is all more moving because it comes from beyond the grave… His knack for presentation and delight in statistics come across on every page. Who else would choose a chart of 'guitars per capita' as a proxy for human progress?” —The Financial Times

Sarah Beatrice Lyngra