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Pianist Laura Leon

Sting in New York City

It is a very special musical moment in New York City to have Sting here, about to perform with The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at The Met this evening and tomorrow evening, July 13th and July 14th. His classical musical soul touched me way back, and in 2000, it was the inspiration for including his "The Secret Marriage" on my Preludes to Passion CD. Sting's vision and his music are aligned with Bach, Poulenc, Copland and all the composers on the album. I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity back in 2000, to arrange "The Secret Marriage" for cello and piano, and record it with the amazing cellist Dorothy Lawson.