Sunday 17 December 2006

Violin concert

Corwin and Charles were in a violin concert last Monday at a nearby nursing home. I got to provide accompaniment. It was interesting seeing all of the violin teacher’s students. There were about 20 of them ranging in age from 3 to a mother about my age. Quite a diverse group. Just in the twinkle group the age ranged from 5 years old to 25 years old.

We got there a bit early and were sitting up front as the residents started coming in. Of course they wanted to talk to cute little Charles, but he was in full shy mode and would not talk above a whisper. Charles started with two little girls in the pre-twinkle group. They did a bow exercise and just generally looked cute.

The rest of the concert was a “play-in” intermingled with solos. In the play-in, you start at a point in the Suzuki repetoire and work your way down to Twinkle. For each song, more kids are capable of playing it and join in. Corwin was among the five in the starting group.

The kids got good experience in playing with distractions. During the first solo, another resident got pushed in right in front of the player, but he soldiered on well. Plus, people with poor hearing don’t make the best quiet side commentary, so there would be the occasional loud comment during the playing. Corwin played Hunter’s Chorus with much gusto, and his trio group played Gavotte again.

All and all a good evening. We celebrated with a sandwich from Subway, Corwin’s new favorite fast food place.

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