Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Sunday Afternoon Musical Matinee'

Our friend Ann teaches piano lessons and this afternoon two of her senior students put on a marvelous recital. I wish I had a video tape so that I could show some of it. Hank and I have known both of the families for years and years. Not only was the musical performance wonderful, but we got a chance to enjoy delicious refreshments and mingle with folks that we don't get a chance to visit with so often.

Students Timothy and Cecilia didn't want to do the average run of the mill senior recital and as Ann said, "pitched" her a novel idea. They wanted to focus on musical themes from movies and have video in the background while they played. It was A LOT of work on their part to edit and time the video clips to what they were playing. A LOT!! Hank and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

I'm not going to go through the entire program but some of the highlights were....

Clair de Lune
by Debussy (with scenes from Ocean's Eleven in the background)

Bella's Lullaby (accompanied by scenes from Twilight)

A medley of themes from James Bond movies (with appropriate film clips)



....and they ended the program with Beatles songs including Hey Jude, with Timothy on the piano and Cecilia playing the drums.

What extraordinary young people. I know it will take awhile for their parents to stop beaming with pride.

I give the Sunday Afternoon Musical Matinee' FIVE bells...(LOL...get it? BELLES!!)

That's as GOOD as it gets!!!

5 comments:

  1. Belle, now I wish could have been there, sounds like such a perfect kind of a Sunday, a real treat!

    Nancy

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  2. Ah, piano recitals...I miss those! Sounds like it was a good one.

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  3. What a fun afternoon. I know you had a wonderful time. Such talented young folks! Love & blessings from NC!

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  4. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. It sounds like these two put alot of thought and effort into their recital - good for them! At Cait's high school senior recital, her final piece included a full "band" - dad on guitar, two of her friends on bass and percussion and a family friend on the piano. It brought down the house! Kathy

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