We are blessed to find free opportunities for our children to enrich their music appreciation. This month was the kick off the the Comminity Music Series. The first concert was free and was held in a very old church. We were treated to piano, violin and voice of very talented and famous people. We listened to pieces by Adlophus Halstork, Claude Debussy, Florent Schmitt, Ralph Vaughtn Williams, Sergei Prokofiev and Andrey Kasparov. Andrey Kasparov and his wife Oksana Lutsyshyn live locally.
Our 18 yo son is a music major in college. This week we were part of the audience of Improv Jazz Band. Another great opportunity for learning as the professor in charge was teaching a Music Appreciation class while directing the Improv! Before each piece was played he explained the style and a bit of history about the composer and the song.
Here is a photo of the Jazz Band. The band was to play outside on the "green": a beautiful patch of green in the middle of many buildings. They were forced to play in cramped quarters due to rain. The band is in the college admissions foyer right in front of the elevators and sorta wrapped around down the hall. Josh is the blond in the middle of the photo.
We are looking forward to our next free concert: Candlelight Noel. Josh and Jazz Band are also playing several more times this semester.