As I stand on stage during performances, I am surrounded by tropical hardwoods; from the stringed instruments and bows, to the woodwinds and percussion, to the organ console and the conductor’s baton. We are an industry reliant on these precious resources. For the future of classical music and for the good of our planet, we need to develop and support programs that focus on conservation, education, responsible actions and restoration of depleted forests. We can all make a difference.
- Lynn Armour Hannings