In a musically inclined family (like ours), the end of the “academic” year is filled with recitals and performances, and this year is no exception. Tonight was our daughter’s piano recital. Performance piece: "Allegretto from Sonata in B-flat" by Mozart. Tomorrow night is the last handbell concert featuring a program of twelve pieces, some classical, some modern, and some just for fun (like "Plink, Plank, Plunk" by Leroy Anderson). Saturday sees the first music theory exam by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Last, but not least, Sunday is the year-end recital for Calvary Music School. This performance includes an original setting of Psalm 23 for voice and organ (written by Katherine the Great) and a voice solo piece --- "Build My House" by Leonard Bernstein from the musical Peter Pan.
Busy weekend afoot around here! What’s going on in your neck of the woods?
Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.