Whew…it was a busy and exciting month!
September 10, was the launch of a new adventure with Lumedia Musicworks (visit www.lumediamusicworks.com/events).
With Julianna and Christopher, we created and presented “Soundscapes of Colonial America.” This was a combination of classical music and a history lesson, which provided an interesting twist for the audiences. There were three venues – the senior communities of Belmont Village and Traditions, then the evening of Wednesday the 12th we were at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
Historical background stories were given by me, while Lumedia provided the classical music. Brad Bennight played harpsichord (which he built himself!), Stephanie Raby on violin and Christopher Phillpott on cello. Christopher selected compositions from Thomas Jefferson’s music library, a piece written by Benjamin Franklin, and other popular music from the times – including “Federal March” by Alexander Reinagle, Sonata #1, Op.5 by Arcangelo Corelli, the fiddle tune “Irish Washerwoman,” and Johann Christian Bach’s Sonata in C major for harpsichord and violin. Stephanie’s rendition of “Bonaparte’s Retreat”/Hoedown was a toe tapping hit. The finale was everyone singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”
The most popular aftermath…show and tell with Bret and his harpsichord.
Be sure to visit Lumedia Musicworks (www.lumediamusicoompany.com) to see more information about their work and watch for future collaborations with “Remembering When.” Pictures will be posted soon.
If you’d be interested in hosting a presentation or have questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
ALSO…. The ‘Remembering When’ site is getting a face lift in October. New layout design, new subjects with educational links and expanded interests. Be sure to check it out.