Music has the power to take you back to a memorable time and place. We’ve all experienced it at some point in our lives. In preparation for the upcoming PLC Concert, “Reflections,” the staff at Music Doing Good has created a playlist of our favorite songs that reflect the watershed moments of our lives.
“I’d just received my first radio and this was one of the first tunes I heard. I was floored by Chaka Khan’s voice and the harmonies she sang with herself! 42 years later, it is still sublime,” says pianist and Music Doing Good in Schools Assistant Director, Phillip Hall, about Rufus and Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thing.”
New Media Producer and performer, Aaron Kaufman, is a huge fan of Damian Rice and considers “Volcano” a personally profound song. “This is a song that shaped my sound as a singer/songwriter — the combination of acoustic guitar, harmonies, and cello — and his song structure completely changed what I saw as possible from an acoustic singer/songwriter,” recalls Aaron.
“I won a competition and performed it with my school orchestra in New York when I got my master’s degree,” recalls Scholarships Director and pianist, Rodney Waters of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Second Piano Concerto.”
We hope that you will join Music Doing Good’s President’s Leadership Council on April 27, 2017 for “Reflections.” Several of our scholarship recipients will perform along with Music Doing Good artists to present an evening that will leave a lasting impression, just as the songs that make up the soundtrack of your life. All of the proceeds go to the Music Doing Good College-Bound Scholarship Fund. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/hoz9txm
We challenge you to come up with a handful of your most cherished songs and to reflect on those indelible moments. Enjoy the playlist.