Winter Recital 2009

This is a bit late, but here is the link for the recital, for those of you who care....You can go here to watch the recital.



(His eager-beaver-bow cracked us up.) 




  • I've been having some thoughts about kids and lessons and mommies and stuff.  Hope I can get around to writing about it.  


  • Recitals are so very important. They should be a big, formal, special ordeal (in my humble opinion).


  • and....This is maybe a sort-of secret (snicker...guess it isn't now), but my Dad has another book up his sleeve that our family is collaborating on.  "Raising Musical Kids" - A book for Christian parents about how to deal with many aspects of music...from choosing a private music teacher to guiding your kids in what fills their ipod.  Thoughts are swirling and I'm so excited about getting the writing going....






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 PROGRAM:


From the Music Studios of
Jody Johnson and Sarah Fry






Winter Recital
2009
Frankfort Bible Holiness Church
November 21, 2009
6:00 pm




INVOCATION....................................................Rev. Travis Johnson


Hannah Gray, Piano#
A Song about Cats (duet)........................................................Faber
Banana Split........................................................................... Faber


Ava Stafford, Piano^
Fur Elise..........................................................................Beethoven


Danae Durgan, Violin^
Musette with Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah........... arr. Durgan


Alyssa Johnson, Piano#
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas (duet)..............................................Bastien


David Eric Gilbert, Piano^
Moonlight Music..................................................................Bastien


Karissa Fry, Violin^
Jingle Bells................................................................. John Pierpont


Kayla Fry, Cello^
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star...........................................Traditional


String Quartet (Kayla, Karissa, Caiden & Sarah Fry) ^
Rowing Together........................................................Wartberg/Fry


Shaylee Johnson, Piano#
I’ve Got Music (duet)...............................................................Faber


Cassidy Solomon, Piano#
Frère Jaques.....................................................................Folk Song


Anna Meek, Voice^
Wonderful, Merciful Savior (acc. J. Barnard)............Rodgers /Wyse


Jaida Waggoner, Piano^
The Elf’s Silver Hammer..........................................................Faber
The First Noel....................................................Traditional English


Ava Stafford, Violin^
Etude (acc. Sarah Fry)...........................................................Suzuki


Anna Watson, Piano#
Beaded Moccasins................................................................Bastien


Nyree Huffer, Piano^
A Quiet Song.........................................................................Alfred


Kristy Meek, Voice^
In Chirst Alone (acc. Merilee Barnard)...................Getty/Townsend


Brittney Solomon, Piano#
Ode To Joy......................................................................Beethoven


Rachel Maker, Piano^
Church Bells........................................................................ Bastien
Pachalbel’s Cannon in D.........................arranged by Rachel Maker


Jonelle Barnard, Violin^
Student’s Concerto No. 2 – 1st Movement, Opus 13.........Fr. Seitz


Karissa Lipp, Piano^
The River Is In You...............................................................Yiruma


BENEDICTION....................................................Rev. James Barnard


# Students of Jody Johnson


^ Students of Sarah Fry


ALL PERFORMERS: Please come to the platform immediately after the recital for a quick group picture.




There will not be a reception following the recital. We hope you enjoy this special night with your friends and family.


Thanks to Jeff Waggoner for providing live streaming of the recital: www.fbhc.info


Thank you for taking the time to enjoy this evening of music with us. And congratulations to the parents who made this happen in so many ways!




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“Music washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life.”


:: Berthold Auerbach ::


Kayla is 7.  This is her first semester on cello and we are LOVING IT! It seems to be a more natural physical fit for her muscles than the violin was.




Karissa is 5.  She is one of those kids who....how should I put it....doesn't deal well with the patience of physical discomfort.  This is, obviously, a major issue with the strength-building of the violin muscles. We press on.  I actually think her muscles could be very natural at the violin (some are more than others, did you know?)  But she has most-definitely not relaxed into the instrument yet.  (major understatement)




Caiden is 3.  He recently had a major practice meltdown with tears and everything...because  " (pathetic sobbing) the biowin (violin) is swow (slow) moosic and I  wike WILD moosic!" So after his practice session, I had to take him to Youtube to prove to him that the violin CAN play wild music.  He said, "You're wight, mommy!  It IS wild!!"  It seemed to help. What a goober.


Okay...so we did this sortof-string quartet.  Don't get too excited.  It was Row, Row, Row Your Boat.  Wouldn't win any musical honors.....But we had fun, anyway.


Oh mercy, mercy...what AM I going to do with that boy?



After I watched the recital video, my crazy self started feeling all worried and discouraged about how my own kids aren't progressing very quickly and how it seems all I'm getting done is the discipline of practice and how Karissa's bow arm angle wasn't right and blah, blah, blah. 

But when we walked off the platform after our song, Karissa said excitedly, "Are we going to do it AGAIN?"  De helped me to remember that that in itself is plenty of success for this stage.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Sarah, I watched your family perform. It was toooooo adorable! I loved it! I was so impressed and thought how much time you must have and how wonderful it must be for your family to just sit around and make beautiful music together:D No, really, I was impressed and everyone did great! I am sitting here catching up on your life instead of cleaning up mine:D Love ya! ~ McLeggs
tacomom said…
They did great, Sarah. I loved it! I have serious moments of guilt b/c I feel like I haven't made the sacrifice to get my girls into lessons. But it is a huge financial commitment and I don't have the patience to teach my own kiddos. Plus they don't seem to have a driving interest in music like I remember having. So I encourage them in the things they DO enjoy. But that doesn't mean I don't wonder if I should have insisted more on some things... *sigh* do mothers EVER give themselves a break?
Lenore said…
Sarah,
The pictures of your three children playing brought back a funny memory...your father once sent me to the house on Josephine to get something. I walked into "violin practice" in the foyer. Your mom was at the piano, you and D. were playing violins and Garen (who was 2 or 3 at the time) was madly jumping up and down on his "pretend" violin made from a cardboard box. My sense of humor about got the best of me (but I was scared to death of your mom - she had that stern look....)but when I got back outside I laughed all the way to the studio. I told your Dad he might want to consider starting Garen out on a "brass" instrument. He laughed when I told him what I had just witnessed. You and D. were so serious - little Garen must have wanted some of that "wild" music too. Your kids look great - be proud.
~Regina~ said…
Enjoyed watching your recital! I LOVED the quartet you and your children played! You do a wonderful job.
Liz said…
Of course, I want to watch it! With Gracie - tomorrow, I think will be best. :>) We took a semester off here while getting homeschooling rolling, but I'm feeling very ready to get back to it and Gracie is asking and asking. I've got to take advantage of that eagerness! I love the university lesson perks, but they don't have a recital, and I think that's so important for so many reasons too. . . . Anyway! Great pictures! Caiden made Darrell and I laugh - lil Mr. Wolf!
Deanna said…
I've watched it over and over! Way more precious than riches! They will thank you some day!
Mrs. Messner said…
Sarah, love this post!! Great encouragement to me...all three boys are in panio lessons and we are in as their panio teacher (Karen Blankenship) calls it a "practice hump". But we will plow through it and get on the other side soon I pray!! The rewards are worth it!! Your family is adorable!!! Can't believe how big the baby is already! Where does the time go??

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