Wednesday, January 21, 2009


. . . a composition called Air and Simple Gifts arranged by John Williams and performed by Itzhak Perlman (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano), and Anthony McGill (clarinet) on January 20, 2009 at the 2009 inauguration of United States' President Barack Obama.

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."
(Chinese proverb)


Dawn said...

one of my favorite parts of the day! thanks Am!

robin andrea said...

Yes, I hunted for that video too. A truly beautiful moment, and definitely one of the highlights of the ceremony.

R.L. Bourges said...

Merci. A delicious moment. Yo-Yo Ma looked SO delighted.

(Can you imagine playing an instrument in that bitter cold, though?)

worf verification says: scroprig - which is undoubtedly true.