April 8, 2015

Alden's Suzuki Concert

Alden did an amazing job at his Suzuki concert in the end of March. Last year at this time he hadn't yet learned twinkle. This year, he's at the very end of book 1! We are so proud of all the hard work he's put into the violin this year and are amazed at his progress.

Alden is hard to see in this video because the lighting wasn't good on the seats, but he's the little one at the far left, in the second row. The younger students not yet playing this song were dancers who performed a somewhat bastardized Minuet dance. I cut to them during the minor part, since Alden doesn't play that part yet.

The concert was more playful than most benefit concerts. There were some jazzy and folksy re-interpretations of Bach, and a downright silly piece featuring a viola for 4 hands, which I'll try to upload later. A former Suzuki student even performed a Cirque du Soleil-like chicken dance during the fiddler's routine. The dance starts at 1:33:
This is a long way from the days of Mrs. Wear!