Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Thank You Notes

Tuesday evening I attended a small appreciation 
dinner for volunteers working with the Indianapolis 
Symphony Orchestra. We were entertained by
members of the ISO, four women who are long-time
members of the orchestra's string section.

The blurry photos show musician Amy Kniffen's viola. 
Other guests were as intrigued by the shape of her viola as I was.
She told us that the maker, Hiroshi Iizukabased the look 
and construction of his instruments on the viol family 
of instruments of the 16th Century, rather than 
those of the 17th Century whose shapes 
are more familiar to us. The distinctive shoulders 
on her viola, as well as it's curved bottom, 
help to make it easier to play.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

Wonderfully atmospheric shots!