Sunday, February 20, 2011

Book 1

What kind of music are balloons scared of? Pop music.

As part of the Suzuki program, upon completion of each book, students have to play straight through one time with accompaniment. Sam had his book 1 recital this afternoon. We combined it with his birthday with family. Here he is posing for the cover of his program~
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations, Shinichi Suzuki

Minuet No. 2, J. S. Bach

Minuet in C, J.S. Bach

The Happy Farmer, R. Schumann

Etude, Shinichi Suzuki

Rigadoon, H. Purcell

Andantino, Shinichi Suzuki

Allegretto, Shinichi Suzuki

Long, Long Ago, T.H. Bayly

Trumpet Solo – Charlie Reczek

Hail the Conquering Hero, G.F. Handel

Perpetual Motion in D. Major, Shinichi Suzuki

Allegro, Shinichi Suzuki

May Song, Folk Song

O Come, Little Children, Folk Song

Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Folk Song

Song of the Wind, Folk Song

Lightly Row, Folk Song

French Folk Song, Folk Song

AccompanistLisa Hirschmugl-Stein

His eager audience awaits~
We are so proud of him. I imagine him playing in church, or for his sister's wedding some day~

I video taped the first half. He hit a few stumbling blocks and was getting upset, so I turned the camera off. But he really did amazing~

Charlie gave Sam a short break and performed his trumpet ensemble piece (with Lisa on cello as viola) ~

He loved his cake~

What a wonderful day! Even though he made a few (minor to the audience, but large to him) mistakes, Sam persevered to the end, and finished his task. I can't say that I would have the confidence to do it, myself. He has worked really hard these last two years, and it really shows.

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