Some activities aren’t advantageous for carrying a violin. An old fiddle is entirely mobile, which is one reason why it’s central to folk music around the world. But the violins you find in symphony orchestras are much too precious cargo to transport across hollers and bayous and high plains. Symphony violinists take out loans to pay for their instruments, and pay them off over lifetimes like mortgages.
First violinist Ann Fink was hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains recently and sent this postcard pic. Undoubtedly there were a few fiddlers in the vicinity, but the Catawba Falls make their own music–the sounds summer vacations are for. Ann will be back to making her music soon enough.
Next Postcard Thursday: piccolo & flute player Ann Choomack.