The holiday season brings together unlikely pairings: red and green, giving and receiving, Parkinson’s and beauty.
Yes, beauty. Although it seems improbable, Parkinson’s has not simply taken but has added beauty to my days.
One of the forms of that beauty manifests in the music of Greg Rice.
Greg is a composer. He is also a father, businessman, active community volunteer and a person living with Parkinson’s.
A law degree plus years of working in the corporate world added to a PD diagnosis wouldn’t typically total up to Musician. But Greg’s symphonies represent the sum of these aspects of him. The music – varied and original – surprises and delights. Performed by various city symphony orchestras, the sound is sometimes grand and sweeping, sometimes a simple dance. Each a pleasure. I play his music in my yoga classes. I play it in my car. I play it to fill the air with rhythm, magic.
Greg admits that the magic, this artistry, was given to him with the Parkinson’s. Not right away. And though the discovery took some time, he did not hesitate to give back. Through the Greg Rice Foundation, he donates proceeds from the sale of his CDs as well as from any speaking engagements.
Enjoy the holidays. Enjoy the music.
To learn more, please visit Greg’s web site: www.gregricefoundation.org