Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
These people are crazy. Not the people giving out water, the ones running the marathon. Watching a bit of the marathon was a cool experience, since even though there are definite winners, everyone who manages to finish is really a winner. It's got to be a rush to have people cheering for you for 26 miles. This is definitely an advantage to living in Boston: an extra day off in April!
Monday, April 18, 2005
We just got back from a weekend with Keith's Great Uncle Bob and Great Aunt Gerry. They live in Enfield, Connecticut. We had a lot of fun meeting lots of Keith's cousins, eating some good food, visiting a butterfly garden, and sniffing lots of candles at the Yankee Candle outlet.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Monday, April 11, 2005
I just finished a knitting project! It is a hat (obviously) and isn't actually for me, but here is a picture of me wearing it. I was rather pleased with myself, since it actually turned out the right size. Lately I've taken it into my head to knit hats for cancer victims. This is the second this year.
Saturday, April 09, 2005
I'm done! My recital is over! Well, I'm not really done (see list below of upcoming concerts), but this is one thing I can check off my list before graduation. Next will be a Boccherini concerto and a Beethoven sonata, followed by a Brahms trio and a concert of Bach viola da gamba sonatas! More pictures will follow, when I get the ones off Dad's camera. This picture was taken by Keith. I thought it went pretty well. There were some scary moments, but there always are. There were also some very nice moments, I think. We'll see how I feel when I hear the recording...
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
It's All About the Bass
Celia Wilson, viola da gamba
Akiko Sato, harpsichord
Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba
Saturday, April 9, 4:00 p.m.
First Church, Congregational, Cambridge
Selections from Captain Hume’s Musical Humours
I Am Falling
My Mistresse hath a pritty thing.
Hit it in the middle
Tickle me quickly
Touch me lightly
She loves it well.
Sonata IV from Le nymphe di Rheno, op. 8
Sonata in D minor, op. 5 no. 5
Sonata in D major, BWV 1028
Johann Sebastian Bach
Les Folies d'Espagne from Pièces de Viole, Deuxième Livre
Here I am in the kitchen, celebrating my 24th birthday (a little early). Am I old or what? It seems like just yesterday I turned 18. What happened to the last 6 years? Keith made me steak for dinner. We discovered that there are barbeques out in the yard! Hooray!
Monday, April 04, 2005
Last Friday was Tess Wakim's recital. Keith took some pictures during our warm-up, and this is my favorite. Tess sang like and angel. (Guess what? She is going to sing at our wedding!!) I played both cello and viol, which can be scary, since there are both similarities and differences between the two instruments. It was also fun taking the subway to rehearsals, and cramming people and instruments in the car for the ride home. The string players decided to form the Sox Consort in honor of our favorite baseball team. Right now I should be practicing for my recital, which is Saturday, or at least doing some homework so I can have more practice time later. However, that is not what I am doing. I am procrastinating by writing stuff on my blog.
We did not hunt for Easter eggs. However, we did watch this adorable child (Zachary) hunt for eggs, which he decorated himself and helped his mom (Tara) hide. After getting up at 4 a.m. for the Easter Vigil service at the monastery, just about anything was amusing. The service was awesome. Anything with Psalms chanted antiphonally by candlelight and the Gospel reading sung in Fauxbourdon style has got to be pretty darn cool. Then again, perhaps I'm just biased, being an early music person.