Saturday, March 1, 2014

Symphony on a Saturday

Today was fun. We went to Fiddlesticks. I'm not sure I will be willing to go again but it was an interesting experience. Lots and lots and LOTS of people. Whew. There were a lot of people. I'm not sure why everyone was paying $15-$20 to bring in the under three crowd but, whatever. It's nice the symphony can pack a house.

This was a special performance. Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns's Carnival of the Animals.  If you've never heard it, look into it. It's all on YouTube, actually. Make sure you listen to the poetry by Ogden Nash as well. It makes it all the more clever.

We went today because the symphony had a poetry contest last month and child #1 was one of the poets chosen. It was nice for her to be recognized...she loves to write poetry. It was also nice to go as an entire family to see the show.

Fiddlesticks makes a big deal of the fact that you can show up an hour early and meet the musicians, do a craft, and listen to performances. The lines were long but it was cool to stand close and listen to a string quartet and oboe player. Here are some really bad photos....only had my phone and no flash allowed.

That last one says "Silvana Rocco, Age 8" although you can't tell (the Holy Spirit making it clear that I should have listened to the "photography is prohibited" announcement). They put her name on the screen while her poem was being read. Little girl was absolutely tickled to see her name up there. Pretty cool way to spend a morning. We are blessed.

1 comment:

  1. Tom and Sly really enjoyed the one Fiddlesticks concert they went to (thanks again for the tickets!). I'd like to take Sly sometime, but prices seem a little steep. I wish homeschoolers could get in on those free shows they do for students on weekdays...