Stanmitz Concerto No., 3, or Why Music Is So Very Important

Here is Adella performing Stanmitz's Concerto No. 3 at Nonnewaug's spring concert.  The kid does right by this piece of music, and her classmates do a lovely job of backing her up. That right there is why music is so cool:  musicians back each other up.  Musicians are working toward creating a work of art in sound; everything is "in the moment," as they say.  Everything counts.  And then it's all gone unless your dad or mom has the camera out.  Music is intimate and beautiful and humbling and stunning.   As the world goes crazy and school shootings multiply and political discourse dissolves into frat pranks, my money will be on the band geeks who fiddle while Rome burns.  The fiddling, after all, makes a new Rome possible.

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  1. so true, art refines the soul!

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  2. My goodness. She has grown up right before our eyes. Her gift of music is transforming. Your love and support has be helped to make wonders.

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  3. It truly does show there is hope. Thank you and thanks to Adella and her bandmates and teachers for this.

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  4. Your daughter plays beautifully, you should be proud of her, and the band that backed her up.

    Here's to the band kids, the drama kids, and everybody else that do things bigger than themselves.

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  5. Omagosh! I know I slipped away from blogging land for a long time.. but, is that really your "little"girl? She is beautiful... and so grown up.... and talented on top of it all. Wow! Turn your back for a minute and look at what can happen. You have got to be one very happy woman! Well, of course you are. You've always carried one of the most resilient spirits and attitudes I've ever had the pleasure of coming across.

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