Monday, August 11, 2008


The senior repertory class at SVI is small, as is the whole institute (80 students), so we have a range of ages and levels and the violins and violas are combined. This year they spent half of each hour-long class working on this very fun composition by Michael MacLean, his "Csardas." They had a lot of fun, in large part because it's such a fun piece. Erin is second from the left, Noah is second from the right, and Sophie is the tiny little thing more or less in the middle. Enjoy!


  1. I am loving the video performances! I so wish my DD had something like that to participate in.

  2. I love it! There's something so wonderful about seeing kids make music together.

    This may offend your classical sensibilities, but have you heard Csardas on 'ukulele? The movie quality is lousy, but you might be interested in listening to this:

  3. Wow, Kris, that's fabulous! And no, it doesn't offend my classical sensibilities at all -- it's a great performance. My classical sensibilities are in question anyway -- my current musical obsession is over Astor Piazzolla's bandoneon compositions and various classical arrangements of them.


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