Christian Tetzlaff, world-famous violinist, said in an interview for Strings magazine, "We are living in a culture of anxiety and distrust. Concerts provide fantastic moments of communication and pleasure, but the real life is the life you live." You can find the full article here:
The first sentence resonates with people especially now, in the wake of troubling news and world events. And it is also true that music is not the full composition of human life. But there are moments that matter. For anyone who is new to classical music, or the orchestra, I would encourage you to listen to this short example at a rather hefty volume, and be suspended within it for a brief moment in a probable hectic day.