Share the Wealth with Lorraine Glass-Harris: Exploring the Un-Conducted Life–Life after the St. Louis Symphony
by Mark Chmiel
Lorraine Glass-Harris retired her 43-year-long career with the St. Louis Symphony in 2015. From early childhood, following the family’s dream of a generation of professional musicians, she studied the violin and contemplated the role of music in our society, as she played concerts, traveled the world with the orchestra, and performed with the great conductors and soloists of our times.
Now on the other side of this performing career, she explores her life on its own terms, at her own tempo, to her own script. She shares what it means to go slow, grab the joy, find one’s own pace, create the future from within, some Lessons from the Stage, from Paying Attention, from Living Horizontal.
Lorraine enjoys an active musical life as soloist and chamber musician, and has been performing since she was in single digits. Specializing in both modern and Baroque violin, she has twice been soloist with the St. Louis Symphony, performed as soloist/leader of the String Orchestra of the Rockies, in Missoula, Montana, coaches orchestral string technique in area schools, and hosts the Symphony Shuttle, a program of her own design and unique in the symphonic world. On historical violin, she performs with Collegium Vocale and co-founded L’Esprit de Music, Music of the Baroque Era on period instruments, with husband, James Harris. A native of Philadelphia, she began her musical studies at the age of four. She holds 2 degrees in Violin Performance from Indiana University, in Bloomington, where she studied with Josef Gingold. Lorraine was the 2015 recipient of the Owen Miller Award, given by the Musician’s Union of St Louis, for outstanding musical service to the community.
Sunday 27 January
Potluck dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
Lorraine begins sharing at 6:45
At the home of Ellen and Arthur Hartz
7450 Washington Avenue
University City, MO
Two blocks south of Delmar and eight houses east of Hanley.