To the News Enterprise:
For many of us, music lovers and appreciators of the Adirondack Ensemble, it was a happy reunion to see Michael Dabroski’s Letter to the Editor two weeks hence.
Many of us thought about Michael now and then, never with diminished good memories of what he and his former wife, Lisa Spilde, initiated and nurtured in our community. With their classical music performances our cultural food was beginning to be available and consumed with great gusto by the residents. Many a performance we were seated together, closely like sardines, on straight church pews just enjoying and appreciating what the Adirondack Ensemble musicians under Michael’s leadership offered us all.
I have learned since that whenever names are mentioned in appreciation, the danger exists that not all deserving recognition are making it to the print. I can fully understand why Michael Dabroski, lucky for us, is telling a more complete historic record of his importance in the far reaching development of programs for our region by the Adirondack Ensemble.
That story could have, should have been written separately for our benefit and that of the Living History Library of the Johnsburg Historical Society.
Thanks to Glenn Pearsall for his detailed informative article No. 6 in his series about Tannery Pond as it became the catalyst to hear personally from Michael about the Adirondack Ensemble. I am convinced that the young talented and visionary couple, Michael Dabroski and Lisa Spilde, moving to Johnsburg realized the fulfillment of ONE of their dreams and were richly rewarded by its concert-going audiences.