...remembering Glenn for solo viola (2016)
...remembering Glenn is commissioned by violist Yu-Fang Chen, dedicated to Rita Spillman and written in memorial of our friend Glenn Richard Spillman, who impacts our life with his unconditional love and his passion for music, arts, and life. Glenn, a gentleman of kindness, generosity, and tenderness, is known for his one-of-a-kind hugs - the kind of hug that instantly heals and gives comforts, encouragements, and love; the kind of hug that reaches to your heart and expresses more than words.
Glenn was a talented and avid artist and an amazing teacher. His wisdom and his appetite for knowledge had impacted thousands of students throughout his 31 years of teaching career. Along with his wife, Rita Spillman, they devoted themselves into promoting arts and music. Together, they have the biggest heart for the people who are involved in such activities.
Glenn supported us through ups and downs in the past years as a friend, a mentor of life, and most importantly, as a family - our grandpa. It was very hard to see him go. However, we know that his love and his sprits will always, always, stay in our hearts.
With this piece, ...remembering Glenn, we would like to say, “Thank you, Grandpa! Thanks only because of you.”
Chin Ting Chan / Yu-Fang Chen
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