Sunday, December 8, 2013

Some Notes - Both Musical and Non-

Last Monday, Jim and I attended a recital by Kirill Gerstein. He was recognized as the Gilmore Artist in 2010, and presented this free concert as a thank you to the community. Jessica and her son K - a budding pianist - joined us.

Gerstein performed Haydn's Andante with Variations in F Minor; Schumann's Carnaval,; Timo Andres' newly commissioned work, Old Friend, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. All in all, it was a great evening. Gerstein's playing was spectacular. Of course, everyone loved the Mussorgsky piece (including young K). The Andres piece featured an interesting bit of technology - Gerstein played from an iPad, rather than from sheet music, and used some sort of device with his foot to change pages - how the world moves along!

I played piano at the Springs tonight - Christmas music, of course! - and here is where I found sweet old Tippy, keeping watch over the tree and presents in the lounge. He didn't even stir when I took his picture.

Yesterday I started a new adventure. I'll be working at Stitching Memories a couple Saturdays a month, and yesterday was my first day. What a day it was! Mary held a Make It - Take It workshop, with thirteen choices. The store was packed, and everyone seemed to have a great time. And I survived my first day.

1 comment:

  1. Loved to hear about the technology the pianist used. I thought if that was possible a few years ago and now I find out - it is!! So much easier than carrying around a bunch of music.