Retired Lawyer Al Weinstein ‘is not’ your model retiree. In fact, and at 84-years-young, he thinks retirement is over-rated and he’s doing something about it. While he admits that one of his passions these days is “to simply spoil my grand children whenever I can,” he has another passion: Music.
Although he made his living (until he retired in 1979) as a trial attorney representing some of the biggies like Hertz, Geico, Prudential, just to name a few, the Korean war veteran graduated from the University of Miami in the late 50’s with a degree in music. His choice of instrument is the Violin and before law school (also at the University of Miami) he played with the UM orchestra as a concert Violinist.
Now that he has some time on his hand, Al is at it once again. Driven by wanting to give something back to the Palmetto Bay Community where he has lived since 1967, his new passion these days is in setting up an amateur Chamber Orchestra in the community.
“I am looking to have about 22 persons who are also retired, like me, but with a passion for the performing arts such as I have” he said.
If all goes as he hopes it will, AL wants to launch a Chamber Orchestra by the fall of this year and boasts of having already been invited to perform at the Pinecrest Gardens (former home of the Parrot Jungle) just off Old Cutler Road. Although feedback has been slow coming in, Al is hopeful he can put a group together in time for a fall opening at the Pinecrest Gardens.
If you reside in Metropolitan Miami, have a passion for music Al style and interested in joining Al’s Palmetto Chamber Music Orchestra, send him an email at: email@example.com