Gunther Schuller — American Composer born on November 22, 1925,

Gunther Alexander Schuller was an American composer, conductor, horn player, author, historian and jazz musician... (wikipedia)

As long as I'm healthy and can keep going that's what I'll do.
Well, because music is my life and music is not work for me.
So now, thirty years, forty years later, I mean, I could find a whole orchestra of a thousand to put these things together in New York City alone. In those days, if I could scrape up twenty musicians to do this it was something extraordinary.
So this anchoring in some way, in some important way in the past without repeating the past, but on the basis of the past building something new: that is what is important.
Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer, conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort of long-term commitments and obligations.