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For the last month or so, he's basically done three things: practice viola, put in thirty or so hours a week on the bike, and sleep. His five-and-a-half year old daughter doesn't quite understand what he's doing, but someday she will, and she'll have a dandy definition of the word friendship as well.

The trip is to raise money to assist the Musical Arts Association with the endowment of a chair in Barr's memory. To date, there is about US$ 35,000 in the fund, and by the end of the run, Waugh hopes it will reach $50,000. Orchestra members have so far contributed a bit more than $10,000. It is the first chair ever endowed by the parent body of the orchestra, and perhaps the only one to which anyone may contribute. Donations in any amount are very welcome, either directly to the orchestra (Endowment office at +1 (216) 231 7531, Charles Barr Memorial Chair, The Cleveland Orchestra, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA) or through the website set up by Waugh for the purpose: www.ridingforcharles.com

Richard Waugh. Photo © Roger Mastroianni
Richard Waugh. Photo © Roger Mastroianni

Waugh also hopes to keep up at least somewhat with his blog -- enabling the rest of us to know how he's doing.

Copyright © 10 June 2007 Kelly Ferjutz, Cleveland USA

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CHARLES BARR

RIDING FOR CHARLES

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

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