Paganini Caprice Challenge
For the last two videos, we're raising the stakes. Caprices 23 and 24 will each cost $1,000. That means that donations must total $1,000 before we post #23 and another $1,000 before we post #24. I know that you will respond, and I thank you in advance for heeding the advice of the Pakistani music student who told me in Karachi last August: "Don't just make a link. Build a relationship. You are feeding an entire nation."
A couple other things: belated congratulations are in order for Ming Tanigawa-lau, who won the Hawaii Youth Symphony Essay Contest with this essay about Cultures in Harmony and other initiatives to use music to change society. Congratulations to Ming, whose future seems bright, especially since her high school (Punahou) can boast at least one alumnus who has done rather well.
This BBC article movingly discusses what is lost when a language dies. Want to help preserve the world's linguistic heritage? Then donate to Cultures in Harmony, so we can complete this project in Papua New Guinea.