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.