Tonight, along with twelve other performers and groups, I performed at the Jefferson Unitarian Church First Friday Open Mic. My contributions were Bach’s Air on a G String and a Stevie Wonder song. The evening featured an array of storytelling, blues, folk music, jazz, and bagpipe music. I enjoy very much playing classical music in this type of eclectic musical setting. It is my goal to play classical music in a variety of different locations. I observe with sadness that classical music’s development and continuation often takes place in an ivory tower and I aspire to connect classical repertoire with my community-at-large.