Member of the Week – Rebecca Plummer

Every Wednesday, we will be featuring one Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra member to answer some fun questions about themselves.  Today we will be hearing from Rebecca Plummer, our pianist.

Photo by Angel Amy Moreno

Photo by Angel Amy Moreno

How did you first get involved in music?

I first got involved with music when my mother brought a small chord organ from a mail-order place.  I was four years old, living with my family in Iran, and she thought it would be fun to learn some songs together.  I started piano lesson three years later while we were living in England.

If you weren’t a musician, what would you want to be?

If I weren’t a musician, I wouldn’t have any idea what I’d do, but if I had to choose now, I’d be a cook, a seamstress or work in a winery!  All three of my favorite things to do outside music!

What kind of food do you like to eat/cook?

I like to cook with fresh and flavorful food.  In the summer, it’s everything that can go on the grill from salmon to vegetables.  In the winter, I love to experiment with stews and soups.  I look forward to special days like holidays and birthdays, for that’s when I cook all day and eat all night!  My husband and I love trying different wines and enjoy pairing them with foods.

Do you listen to non-classical musical genres?  If so, what are some of your favorites?

Outside of the classical music genre, I listen to Celtic music a lot and enjoy finding new groups and bands on Pandora.  I have a soft spot in my heart for American Bluegrass as well.  Any music sung or played well is worth a good listen!

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