Joseph DiMenna remembers how Sister Luigi, the Catholic nun who
was his piano teacher for six long years in his now-distant
youth, used to rap his knuckles with a ruler whenever he missed
a note. Fortunately, his love of music survived, and today
DiMenna is helping the Orchestra of St. Luke’s
build a new home in New York. He and his wife, Diana, rave
about the orchestra’s musicianship and its
members’ obvious delight in performing. "I think
what we both responded to so purely in the beginning was the
enjoyment that they get from playing and how clearly that
translates to the audience," says Diana.
Her husband agrees. "We still feel it," he says.