Monday, April 27, 2009

Last Week's Recitals and My Birthday

Mom said I'd tell you about the recitals, so here we go - the one on Thursday night was 2 hours long! I played in 2 "duos" - piano duets, only with 6 pianos (the church has one grand one and two small uprights and the "studio" rents 3 grand pianos) - three people played each part. They were "Joyful, Joyful" and "Assurance Medley". It's a lot of fun practicing the duos with other people and a nice break from drilling on classical music!

Some of my other favorite pieces were a 6 year old boy playing the "William Tell Overture", the same boy playing a duet with his uncle who is blind, 6 middle school age boys playing "Maple Leaf Rag" and wearing top hats, and the "Concerto in A Minor, Op.16, First Movement" by Grieg played by my teacher's niece - the thought of memorizing that song....

Then on Friday night, I played "Come Thou Fount" with two other ladies, and since it was mostly younger students that night, I got to play my solo at the end - "Sonata in A Major, OP 120, D 664, 3rd movement" by Schubert - that's what the video clip is of.

Since I'm posting anyway....today is my 22nd birthday - 21 was a great year and I'm looking forward to whatever God has for the next! We're having a nice quiet day at home after our busy weekend :)

7 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Naomi! We love you very much and appreciate what a godly young lady you are and for how you bring joy to our house. I hope today is a very special day for you!
    We love you lots, Dad and Mom

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  2. You recitals sound like they were fun...I wish I could have been there!! Matthew, Elise, and Jonathan (as well as the McClarys) played in one yesterday afternoon that went for an hour and a half...it gets sooooo long when it's all younger, unexperienced players. Oh well. Anyway, Happy Birhtday (again)!!! :)

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  3. Happy Birthday from 10 little Inions in the Philippines. If you e-mail me your address I will send you a post card from our area. God bless you as you keep the faith and stand strong in the Lord.

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  4. Happy 22nd birthday, Naomi!!! Doesn't it seem a little strange to be so "Old"? :) I hope you had a wonderful day!
    I just wanted to say thank you again for your prayers for our family! May God bless you~

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  5. lol, I love piano recitals!!! And birthday's too!!!! :)
    The song you posted sounds awesome!
    haha, my orchestra's playing the william tell overture....it sounds terrible!:)

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  6. Cool! Was it just a piano recital, or were there other instruments playing? I'm playing the "Concerto in A Minor" on the violin!!! It's really hard to express it...:S
    I'm glad the recitals went well, and happy birthday!!:)
    Bethany

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