Friday, May 04, 2007

The biggest team sport of all!


Andrew participates in what his cello teacher calls the biggest team sport of all...orchestra, that is...100 plus team members all playing together to achieve what none of them could do on their own. Last Friday was his final concert of the UNCCYO season and a memorable concert it was with both classical and popular selections. Our favorites were Mars from The Planets by Gustav Holst and the music from Jurassic Park.


His next performance will be the Bach Cello Suite, Number 2, which he'll play as one of the prelude selections at Thomas's homeschool graduation ceremony. Nice to have our dear friend, Jenn, also a cellist, here from China right now. She's helping Andrew polish his piece and it's bringing back memories of the early days of our friendship when she helped a much younger and shorter Andrew with his beginning cello pieces.

5 comments:

amanda said...

Andrew looks so dapper. I love Bach and have such an inclination to click on the picture and hear a sound file!

Josh and Dana said...

Man, I remember playing Mars in college...in fact, I think we recorded it. That's challenging stuff! Way to go, Andrew! Keep us posted on future concert dates. We would love to hear him!

Nicole said...

Is he sitting first chair?? YAY!!

Beth said...

Hi Nicole! He's actually second chair. The first chair is the older guy in the front row, the guy sitting next to him doesn't really count since he's the orchestra assistant, so technically A is second chair cello. We'll see what happens next year but this one has been a great opportunity to grow musically.

Kelly said...

Great job, Andrew! I still hope to hear you play sometime...

Beth, I've been trying to email you but it looks like expository.org is down? Hope you are doing well!