Letter: Taylor a welcome respite from world's woes

To the editor:

With regard to Sue Epstein's criticism (letter, July 8) of James Taylor's failure to mention the horrible plight of the families being separated at the Mexican border: Mr. Taylor and his supremely talented band were at Tanglewood to present an evening of pleasurable entertainment, and they delivered on a grand scale. They were not there to express political views or to make a speech.

What they offered us was a delightful evening of pure musical enjoyment, played at one of the most beautiful venues on Earth. It was wonderful, a most welcome respite, to have a chance to escape all of the depressing news that bombards us almost 24/7 and to give ourselves over to thoroughly enjoying the music of this most gracious performer and his incredible band.

I echo the sentiments so well expressed by James Massery and join him in thanking Mr. Taylor for his enthusiastic and generous support of Tanglewood and the Berkshires. He is indeed a treasure.

Patricia Vincent,



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