Swearing in the Ifs
'Today I ascended the highest mountain in this region, which, not without cause, they call the Windy Peak. Nothing but the desire to see it's conspicuous height was the reason for this undertaking. For many years I have been intending to make this expedition. You know that since my early childhood, as fate tossed around human affairs, I have been tossed around in these parts, and this mountain, visible far and wide from everywhere, is always in your view. So I was at last seized by the impulse to accomplish what I had always wanted to do.' -Francesco Petrarch We first met Ari Winnick at St John's College in Annapolis where he distinguished himself as an accomplished musician. Having played violin with the acclaimed Londontowne Symphony Orchestra and other small groups, Ari took leave from college work to produce this CD. We have seen him play in person and it makes you want to shout 'Halleluiah'--you will not be disappointed in his playing. -Nick & Ginny Shearin, Crofton, MD.