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 🙂
CURRENTLY PAUSED DUE TO COVID-19
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.