David was the first teacher I met the first time I went to Ashokan Northern Week in the early 1990s. A classically trained cellist, I had no real idea of what this music was about, much less how to participate. From that day forward, I felt that David would always make a little space for me to join the circle, and smile graciously and impishly at my efforts to play along. I treasure all the music that David brought into my life, and do my best to pass along both his inclusiveness and his making of magic harmonies on to my students.

I am sharing a video from Maine Fiddle Camp, August 2019. David was one of the surprise guests of the week. What a joy to play the "Cellist," "Berentanz," and "Come Sit Next to Me" with David, Peter Siegel, and my son Simon.

     
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