Sunday, November 05, 2006
Noche de Otoño (Autumn Night)
Last night (Saturday) was a very enjoyable evening. After a birthday party of one of my 4th grade students- I helped with pin the tail on the donkey, and her family has satellite TV so we watched Notre Dame score a touchdown- we went to a violin and piano recital. There is a violin teacher and a piano teacher here in Jarabacoa, and this was the first recital that they put on with their students. It was so good to hear live classical music. It ranged from beginners (young students and even adults) to very advanced players. There was even a violin quintet made up of 4 students (1 from our school) and the violin teacher. The theme was Autumn and the concert went well. It opened with the Phantom of the Opera song, played by the teachers, who are both outstanding musicians. It made me realize how much I took classical concerts at Taylor for granted, and how much I miss playing bells. All-in-all, it was fun to experience a “cultural event” here in Jarabacoa.