Music Heals

Playlist #6 from LGSO's Director of Operations, Julie Goril
Inspired from our friends in the Johnstown Symphony in Western Pennsylvania, we offer playlists of music that have proved meaningful to LGSO musicians and audience during this challenging time. There are two ways to participate:

Listen: playlists will arrive in LGSO emails. You can also follow us on Facebook.

Submit: click here to let us know what pieces have inspired you during this time.
T oday’s Music Heals comes from LGSO Director of Operations, Julie Goril. Most of her
work is done behind the scenes, and involves the hundreds of details that are required to allow rehearsals and concerts to take place. I am grateful that she offered these
selections, as they show us the music that has proved especially meaningful to her during this time.
All best wishes,
David Anderson, Music Director
My sister Jeannie, who lives in California, shared this piece with me when I was going through an especially tough time. I keep it in my mind as a mantra of sorts. It reminds me to be strong and keep looking forward. I hope it will do the same for someone else out there.
Vivaldi's Spring is just so uplifting. I sold my house just as the Stay at Home Safe directive started. We had not yet found another house so we had to move into a little apartment for now. What I miss the most is my gardens. When I listen to this piece, I close my eyes and can see the garden coming to life in my mind. I enjoy all of Vivaldi's 4 Seasons but Spring has always been a favorite of mine.I think people of all ages will recognize and enjoy it.
The song Little Wonders really strikes a cord with me during this challenging time in our lives. Who would have thought six months ago "the twists and turns of fate" we have been living through since.
The music video from the Movie "Sing" not only has a message that expresses how I feel now that we are finally able to get out and about more but it features a singing Gorilla. As a child my stuffed animal of choice was Gorillas. Then I married a man with the last name Goril, which is Gorilla without the "la" at the end. Our business name is Gorilla Enterprises. I think you can all recognize why I love this video not only for the inspiring lyrics!