Jessica Valeri, french hornJonathan Vinocour, viola
French horn player Jessica Valeri, violist Jonathan Vinocour, and son Luca have settled into a routine at home, and the days seem to be moving faster. Waking up at 6:15am to a child requesting breakfast and trying to structure an entire day of activities is challenging, but they’re enjoying spending time with each other.
“The shelter-in-place has been a bit of a pressure cooker for our family. We know that parents everywhere are facing similar struggles, yet there are incredible moments that have brought us closer together,” Jessica says. “We’re always in a rush to get to our concerts in the evenings, and to be able to take our time, make dinner, and put our son to bed has been priceless. Luca turns 5 next month, but unfortunately we won’t have a party, which is disappointing for a socially extroverted child. Yesterday he said ‘I want to hold hands and not be 6 feet away from my friends, Mommy.’ It was charming but also heartbreaking.”