Symphony serendipity strikes a personal chord

Journalist Tim O’Leary’s high school photo. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Tim O’LearySpecial to the Valley NewsCall it serendipity, kismet or coincidence. It is the story of two lives that shared a deep connection, drifted apart and have now reconnected after some 50 years.Not long ago, I extolled the Temecula Valley Symphony, and told how it stirred my soul with angelic sounds. Symphonic music, a centuries-old art form that is still alive and well, is steeped in melody, unity, history, beauty, tradition and poise.I introduced you to my high school pal, Ed Castilano. We were coworkers as teenagers. He ignited my lifelong love of music: rock, jazz, orchestral and its myriad other forms.Castilano
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