A video or two for you before Trick or Treating this evening: A brief discussion between musicians and the Kronos Quartet and Wu Man at a Workshop at Carnegie Hall.
Speaking on the difficulty of reaching a measure of success, violinist John Sherba says, "It boils down to you enjoy this so much that you just have to do it...you can't imagine not doing [it]." What an important point.
In the second video, violinist David Harrington gives a brief history of the Kronos Quartet. Pay attention to his work as 'the manager of the group', and how often they performed in Seattle in the early days.
So,now that you've heard a little about the work involved. Can you imagine doing anything other than music?