Friday, September 08, 2017

Music in the Park

An acquaintance of mine came across someone playing music in the park one night, and he thought that it was the type of thing that should be organized into a regular event.

So he did something about, and worked with town hall to make it a reality.

Together, they were able to organize three Thursday nights in August, two of which we were able to attend. The first was on a very warm night and the last on a very chilly night. Sue had to wrap up well in order to survive, and even then we didn't make it through the final act.

The first couple on the second evening played fun older hits such as King of the Road, which I was able to sing along to, thus showing my age.

They were followed by a string trio, which for the most part played a more classical style, but they played a variety too. The violinist, who is giving me a bit of a stink eye in this photo, was actually a student of mine in my first year of teaching way back in 1971-72. Oddly, I remember him more than he remembers me.

The third act was a father-daughter pair, who were quite talented.

Sue took some video clips of this third group, and I spliced them into one montage.

Hopefully, Thursday Night Music in the Park will resume next year and become a tradition.


Marie Smith said...

We've had something similar here this summer. It is a great way to highlight local talent!

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Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Our local library hosted an outdoor summer concert series, but it only ran from June through August. However, the city will be hosting an all-day music event at the end of this month. Hopefully, the weather will be warm as Sue looked fairly bundled up.

Debbie said...

oooh how wonderful!! we have a lot of summertime concerts and i always enjoy them. good of that fellow to put this together.

sue looks like she is freezing!!!

Mara said...

What a lovely way to spend the evening. And if there is good talent around, why not? Hopefully they will make it an annual event. Perhaps they can do something about the weather too?

Jenn Jilks said...

Oh, buurrrrrr! Hooray for blankets!

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