Saturday, June 19, 2010
The Violins of June
I did catch her fiddle tunes at the recital (first and last clips in the first video below). She played with the Fiddlekidz at another recital, and also had a very successful morning busking at the Penticton Farmer's Market, raising a bunch of money for the Academy's bursary fund and some for her pocket as well -- as a bonus, Uncle Mark and Roel got to watch for a bit too.
Last night I got to play at the annual "Adult Recital", hosted at a beautiful home on the Naramata Bench. It's a very supportive crowd, mostly the musicians themselves, and a number of friends we've made, with no hotshot kids or pros to upstage our humble efforts. Our teacher Liz and I had been practicing the violin duet I composed earlier this year, and it was a real thrill to be able to play it and hear it come alive: