Still Playin’ the Violin

Still Playin’ the Violin

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Stanley Block, a member of the Oakland Community Orchestra, was honored atht eend of September. During a concert, the Orchestra threw him a birthday party. It was his 100th after all!

Block graduated from New York University in 1927. He married in 1938 and has two kids. His wife, Ruth, is still around too. He retired from law in 1987.

He began playing the violin in high school. He dabbled with the oboe, saxophone, and drums. He’s a composer as well. During the birthday celebration, the Orchestra played one of his pieces “The Birthday Waltz”. He’s played in various orchestras over the decades.

What does Block credit his longevity to? “I would say, looking at life and not taking it too seriously”, was his response.

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