Monday, March 30, 2009

The Concert

The Eagle Chamber Orchestra concert, we attended last evening, was wonderful! I had high expectations, but they were greatly exceeded. I have always loved the selections from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. They were beautifully done. Every piece of music performed, from the soloists to the entire orchestra, was excellent.

My son was given the opportunity to learn the cello beginning in 6th grade orchestra. We had not been able to afford private music lessons, and except for a few months during his 8th grade year, all his training has been through the public school music program. In a time when programs are being cut, I pray that the arts and music programs will be able to survive in public schools. The discipline it takes to learn to read and interpret music, as well as actually mastering the instrument, only enhances all other areas of learning.

I was so proud watching my son play. There is something very special about seeing your child excel at something he loves to do. I don't really have the words. I sat there mesmerized, at times wiping away tears, as the music flowed around me and through me. What a blessing!


Silver Valley Girl said...

Oh, I would have loved to have been there to see him play. What a wonderful moment for you. He is such a special kid, and you must be so proud of him.

Donna said...

Isn't it wonderful to "hear" what they've accomplished??hughugs

Nita Jo said...

SVG - Thanks, I sure think he's special. I could have burst with joy seeing him up there with so many much more experienced musicians... and seeing the joy on his face. You would have loved it.

Donna - It is so wonderful! I used to imagine how I would feel about my children. The reality is that what I feel exceeds anything I could have ever imagined. Pure Joy!