Our Season Sponsor’s Message
By David Tomlinson
Finding and presenting hidden value has been an ongoing aspect of my life. I participate in Peterborough Singers and sponsoring this valuable asset to our community assists in enriching the lives of choir and audience members alike.
During my past life as an artist, I incorporated found objects into my art, selecting items for their intrinsic value as engaging shapes or sound sources. The resulting sound-sculptures were presented in exhibition performances at numerous venues across Canada and Asia.
Over the past ten years as a realtor, I have dedicated much time to highlighting details of value that might otherwise have been overlooked. At a viewing appointment last spring, I was excited to discover a sadly neglected concert harp amongst many items in the house awaiting auction.
Researching the harp with Lyon & Healy in Chicago, I was directed to one of only two qualified harp technicians in Canada; we inspected the harp along with eager board members from Kawartha Youth Orchestra in attendance.
Fortunate in capturing the instrument at auction, I sent it to undergo a complete overhaul. Now this restored harp will be a valuable addition to the orchestra’s collection of instruments and available to aspiring young musicians.
Knowing the challenges of sustaining an arts organization, I recognise that our community’s challenge is to provide adequate support and resources for our cultural organisations so that they may continue creating and benefiting all in our region.
May I encourage you to support your favourite arts groups.
David Tomlinson, Sales Representative
Fran Allen, Broker
Royal LePage Frak Real Estate Brokerage