Tonight, Curly played her violin Book 2 recital. We tried to keep it friendly and fun, with just a few friends in attendance, and lots of good snacks afterward!
Her programme included almost all of the pieces in Book 2, which ended up taking over 40 minutes, a lot of music for a 7-year-old, and a lot of time spent concentrating. I was really proud of her.
The performance began with Mister and Abi playing "Open String Blues." Abi was so proud of herself, I think she thought she was playing in Carnegie Hall, while Mister approached it with his usual nonchalance.
When she began, Curly was all smiles.
She really enjoyed her accompanist, Emily, who did great following her.
By the end of the set, she said she was really warm, and had trouble playing because she felt uncomfortably hot. Even so, she did well on the later pieces, and did not say anything. I didn't know until later that she was so miserable. Had I known, I would have brought her a fan.
She and Daddy ended with a Celtic fiddle tune. Hubby debuted his mandolin, an instrument he has been learning this year. I was proud of him, too. He usually practices with the kids, and his hard work showed at this recital.
This is the special opening number, by Abi and Little Mister: Open String Blues. Hearing this sure brings back memories of little 3-year-old Curly playing it not very long ago. :)
Here's the Chorus from "Judas Maccabeus" and Bach's Musette, which was her best piece tonight.
This is the Boccherini Minuet, one of my personal favorites.
Here's the encore: a fiddle tune called Merrily Kissed The Quaker.