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Lois Reid Johnson

Instrument: Violin

Education: Eastman School of Music, Indiana University

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Neighborhood: East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio

Joined the CSO in 1975

Inspirations as a musician: Naming only three composers: Bach, Brahms, and Mahler

Hobbies: Life-long love of reading, fiction, history, and political events. I also love to knit!

How can the Orchestra make the world a better place? Music is the universal language of the world. It has the power to inspire, heal, and evoke feelings, emotions, and memories for someone that cannot be put in words. Music can reach right into your soul.