Monday, May 21, 2007

My Little Muscian

This weekend Grace had her first violin recital. She has been taking private lessons for a year. Her teacher, Chelsea, is also homeschooled and just graduated. Grace played Minuet by Bach and Can-Can by Offenbach. She did such a great job.



This was not only a recital for the students, but it was Chelsea's senior recital.



We listened to approximately 2 hours of the most beautiful music. I could have listened all day. It all began with Chelsea's dad starting to play Song from a Secret Garden by Lovland on the piano. A couple of minutes into it we suddenly heard a violin from the rear of the church-Chelsea slowly walked down the aisle playing the violin while her dad continued on the piano. I almost cried it was so beautiful! Next her 6 students took turns playing 2 pieces each. I'll list below some of the other pieces that Chelsea played along with friends, teachers and her family. She and her 2 sisters (who play violin and cello) play in a quartet along with their dad (piano).




Ashokan Farewell-Ungar



Serenade leise flehen meine Lieder-Schubert



Minuet from Quintet in E-Bocchernini



Entrance of the Queen of Sheba-Handel



Brandenburg Concerto, No. 3-Bach



Concerto in A minor- Vivaldi



I Dreamed a Dream-Schonberg



Psalm 42-Appalachian folk melody

I wish I could offer a sample of each one for you to hear, but I have no idea how to do that! You'll have to just find them on your own. Sorry!

2 comments:

Christina said...

Way to go, Grace! She is just beautiful!

one of the crew said...

She is fortunate to be involved in such a beautiful & cultural experience. I wish we could have heard her play. She looks so professional and mature, they grow up WAY too fast.
Samantha