A gifted violinist and graduate of Juilliard returns to the small town where she grew up. By chance, she meets a veteran wounded in Afghanistan who also has a different background with the violin. Marianna does what she can to help Will with his problem.

Marianna grew up in a small town and when she graduated from high school her whole world opened up more than she had dreamed possible. With so many different popularities in music these days, she wasn’t sure where her love and talent for the violin and classical music would take her. She was offered and accepted a full scholarship to Juilliard in New York City. Her incredible gift with the violin enabled her to complete the four year program in a little more than two years. During a concert solo performed by Mariana one of her instructors commented by saying, “if angels played violins, this is what they would sound like.” Before she completed her education, she is offered several positions with famous stringed quartets around the world.

She decides to return home and open a studio of her own where she also formed a stringed quartet with a few friends from high school. “I was thinking about taking our quartet in a new direction, a direction that would expand our horizons and give us, as a group, more exposure.” Marianna loves giving back to the community, so she and her quartet play for free for various homes for the aged and charitable organizations.

The director of a veterans affairs center in another city heard about Marianna and wanted to know if she would be interested in performing for the center.“I was wondering if you would like to have a concert and perform for our veterans here at the center?”

It is here she meets Will, a kindred, but broken spirit because of his war injury. Marianna tries to helps Will with his problem with a little ‘music therapy’. This story is about family, giving back, and music appreciation.

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