“A Grateful Tail” Is the First-Ever Symphony Honoring Dogs

When acclaimed maestro Steven Mercurio’s 15-year-old Poodle, Lola, died of old age, he was bereft. The composer, who’s done arrangements for such acclaimed artists as Sting, Andrea Bocelli, and Placido Domingo, wanted to do something special for his dog.

“A sympathetic friend sent me a copy of [playwright] Eugene O’Neill’s letter in which he encourages dog owners not to grieve death but to rejoice in the happy life they shared,” he said.

 

 

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