The second concert was in front of the Old Globe theater and their Grinch Christmas tree. Many theater goers enjoyed our music in between performances of the Grinch. It was a beautiful setting and the students enjoyed playing for a big crowd.
SD County Fair 2016
Our annual performance at the Del Mar Fairgrounds was another hit!
For the first time we had "Book-Back Recitals". Students had to choose a solo piece that was at least seven pieces back from their current working piece. They were able to use more advanced technique, such as vibrato, on a piece they knew so well. They were also allowed to make their own variation of the piece if they wanted, such as changing the key and playing all up-bow staccato.
These recitals were the most confident and creative we've ever had!
Lots of beautiful music and smiles at our recitals!
Ms. Caitlin was able to arrange through her connections a tour of the Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego, originally built in 1924. It hosts each year major professional musical and comedic productions. We learned its history and the kids were lucky enough to play a few songs on stage!
Our advanced violin students open the Unity in Diversity 2015 world dance festival at the Poway Performing Arts Center with the Indian and US national anthems. While waiting to perform we like to play fiddle tunes backstage.