Congratulations to my graduating student, Kylie Jabjiniak! For her senior recital she performed the entirety of Vivaldi’s Spring concerto. I will be sad to see her go, but am excited to see what she will accomplish in life!
She will be attending university in Spain come the fall.
Students of all ages from Music Makers of Western Springs. Most play the violin, a lucky few play the viola, a good 60% of them are kinda sassy, and all of them love music 🙂
Friday, August 17th, 2018, 6:00 PM, Music Makers of Western Springs –
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 – Students from the Music Makers of Western Springs Chamber Program. Highlights include: the Intro to Chamber girls making us all want to dance with From the New Country, and the teenagers bringing the Beatles back with Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 (PM) – Students from David Adler Center in Libertyville, IL. Highlights include: 4 performances of Long, Long Ago (one in book 2), an unexpectedly confident and correct performance of Perpetual Motion (the memorization was a happy surprise), a soulful viola performance of The Sheep Under the Snow, and a rousing finish with Seitz’s Concerto No. 2, third movement.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 (AM) – Students from Music Makers of Western Springs. Highlights include: A triple score for Minuet #1, a solid and playful rendition of Humoresque, and a romantic performance of Faure’s Romance, Op. 28.
The advanced chamber group (Alia Abiad, violin 1; Emma Newman, violin 2) performed the first and second movements from Mozart’s String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, with guest artist Alex Revoal on the cello, and myself on the viola.
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 – Students from Music Makers of Western Springs. Highlights include: A five-year-old mowing down the Twinkle Twinkle variations, a young one performing her first composition on the violin, and the Intro to chamber group playing laments from the Isle of Man.
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 – Students from Music Makers of Western Springs. Chamber program only. Highlight: the youngest chamber group playing an arranged duet of Silent Night on violins, Night of Silence on the viola.
Saturday, December 16th, 2017 – Students from Music Makers of Western Springs. Highlights include: sisters playing their Jingle Bells duet (from memory, which surprised me), a student playing the Oscar Rieding concertino with a pianist for the first time (and nailing it), and an emotional performance of Ashokan Farewell.
Also included was the first Chamber Program performance. Highlight: Dvorak’s Drobnosti, first two movements.
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 – Students from David Adler Center in Libertyville, IL. Highlights include: 3 renditions of Go Tell Aunt Rhody, 4 separate Christmas carols, and the first live performance of Longing.