The additional photos I promised

I wanted to post a quick note to everyone pointing out that the additional photos from the recording session with the great Jessye Norman are now available at the HEARTbeats website. In addition to seeing Jessye and more of the recording crew, I enjoyed composing a short introduction for the photo gallery that truly sums up my feelings about the session and how much I admire Jessye.

Last Thanksgiving was, for me, the most thankful of my career as I spent it recording a beautiful spiritual with the legendary Jessye Norman. Jessye personally wrote this arrangement for the loneliness of a solo cello plus voice and what an experience it was! It is a tender and simple song but with an artist like Jessye, it became a symphony of expression, history, love, regret, and bewilderment. It is a marvelous work and an equally special gift to our album and the foundation. It was given with thanks for our being able to make a difference for young lives, and in the process, enriching our own lives. ~ Lynn Harrell, HEARTbeats Co-Founder

Click to visit the photo gallery.

And please take a moment to visit the Jessye Norman School for the Arts website! She’s put jsut as much of herself into this school as I have into HEARTbeats.

6 Responses to The additional photos I promised

  1. Robert Ryan March 20, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    Dear Lynn Harrell,
    Your playing has always brought me much joy, ever since hearing you at a Jeunesses Musicales sponsored recital at the Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, School for the Blind when you were, I believe, 19 years old! (I still have the programme!!)I also remember with much happiness your participation over several years in the Scotia Festivel (masterclasses (ex. on the marvellous the Prokofiev sonata) and memorable chamber music recitals with the late John Browning and the Walter Trampler! Much more recently your fine Perimeter Institute recital in Waterloo, Ontario, was one of the highlights of that season (or of any season!) Thank you for enriching the lives of so may over so many years! And may your art continue to inspire and fulfil us for many years to come.
    I applaud the wonderfully altruistic intitiative that you and your wife have embarked upon!

  2. Linda Moeller March 31, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    Dear Mr. Harrell,

    I met you in the Los Angeles airport this morning without realizing to whom I was speaking. It was an honor to hear you play – I just wish I had taken a picture! Thank you for being so gracious to a curious tourist.

  3. Faulder Colby April 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Hi, Lynn,

    I’m very sorry to have missed you in Seattle; the “gods” that schedule childre’s events, and the other “gods” that control when the ferry system is being repaired, conspired against is. I will try to keep track of your scheduled so that, if you stop by this way, again, we can perhaps connect: me for the music, and you (and Helen?) for the stirfry.


    • lynn Harrell May 26, 2011 at 11:38 am #


      That’s OK. Would love to see you though and your new children. Do you have by any chance those photos you took at belmead drive with my mom and Lev and the cello and us??
      I am converting to Judiasm in August : big party down here, wanna come? Herschel Wilonsky is coming… 😉 Lynn

  4. Christine May 14, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    Dear Mr. Harrell,

    I love the standard of artistry that you portray in your playing. Even though I am a student violinist, I don’t think it would be too daring for me to say that you are an iconic figure in the world of string music that will never be replaced. It must have been a dream to work with Ms. Norman, as she is also quite a gem and marvelous artiste. It is a hope of mine to see you perform live in concert one day.

    Thank you for being a true musician.

  5. lynn Harrell May 26, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Thanks, perhaps our paths will cross again!

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