“I ask in all honesty
Where would life be
Without a song or dance
What are we?
So, I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me.”
—Thank you for the Music — ABBA
I’m a huge ABBA fan. Anytime Mamma Mia comes to Tucson, I buy tickets for myself and my mother and have a rollicking good time. But my favorite song by ABBA is “Thank You for the Music”. It’s a simple song, but it’s incredibly poignant.
My favorite moment of the season is the first rehearsal when the first song played. It makes me tear up every single time. All the effort of making it to the first concert of the seasons fades as I listen to our amazing orchestra and wonderful Maestro make beautiful music. My second favorite moment is the first time the National Anthem plays at the first concert. I love the sound of the orchestra and the audience making wonderful music together, because truly without music, what are we?
We simply wouldn’t be able to enjoy Tucson Pops Concerts without each and every one of you, our Friends of the Pops. Whether you have thrown money in our baskets at intermission, sponsored an orchestra player, or just enjoyed beautiful music in the park, you have all helped reach or 64th season.
With music in our lives, I truly believe we will be around for 64+ more years. So, thank you for the music, for giving it to us.
Executive Director, Tucson Pops Orchestra