THANK YOU, Friends… Recital Preview!

 

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We had SUCH a wonderful time at our concert last night! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all of you wonderful people who came out to spend the evening with us. It was wonderful to meet so many new friends and visit with so many old ones. Can’t wait until next time!

More pictures and videos coming here and on my Facebook page soon, so stay tuned!

 

 

 

Studio Recital!

It’s Spring Recital time, and everyone is posting recital pictures!  Since I moved across the country 3 months ago and had a baby 1 month ago, my studio isn’t quite up and running yet – soon!  Still, I thought I’d join the fun and post some pictures from one of my past recitals.

I really love recital nights.  It’s satisfying to watch the students enjoy the results of their hours of practice and to see a semester of hard work draw to a close.   Not to mention visiting with all of the guests, meeting new friends, dressing up, and, well yes…  the food.  :)

It’s grand all around.

 Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

 Before recitals start, I usually find my students huddled in little groups, giving each other pep-talks.  It’s so sweet to see them interact this way.  Definitely makes a teacher smile inside.

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

 Micah performed Away in Manger and Gurlitt’s Indian Dance.  It was her first recital!

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

 Clair performed Telemann’s Gavotte in g minor, Bach’s Minuet in g minor, and Slavic Dance by G.P. Tingley.

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

 Kylie performed Bach’s March in D Major and an arrangement I wrote of Ode to Joy.

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

 Tia performed Bach’s Bourrée in F and Portrait of Remembrance (Anon.).

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

 Paige performed Chopin’s Prelude in b minor, Op. 28 No. 6 and Diabelli’s Sonatina in F, Op. 168, No. 1 – Mvt. 1.

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

 Sagan performed Clementi’s Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1 – Mvt. 1, my arrangement of O Come, O Come Emmanuel, and Telemann’s Bourrée in a minor.

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Kylie performed Clementi’s Sonatina in C, Op. 36. No. 3, an arrangement I wrote of Morning Has Broken, and Vandall’s Toccata in a minor.

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Sarah performed Chopin’s Waltz in a minor, Op. 34, No. 2, my arrangement of Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent, and Mendelssohn’s Praeludium in e minor.

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital

Lacie Bowman Music Studio | Christmas Recital I always like to play a piece at the end of the program.   This recital Laura & I performed the Theme from Schindler’s List.

I really missed having a recital this semester.  Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things!

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First Music Extravaganza in Tennessee

A couple of weeks after we moved to TN our friends, the Courter Family, hosted an educational music event in their delightful home for families in the local area.  Our friend Ben Botkin gave two lectures on the mechanics and morality of music, and a variety of classical and folk performances were interspersed before, between, and after his talks.

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My sister Laura & I performed a number of violin / piano duets, including Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet, Czárdás by Vittorio Monti, Pachelbel’s beloved Canon in D, and an arrangement of How Beautiful I wrote last year for my wedding.

This was our first music event to attend in Tennessee, and both of us had a thoroughly fantastic time participating, learning, and hearing the other musicians perform.  And performing while 35 weeks pregnant was certainly a new adventure for me.  :]

Ben’s lectures were excellent.  I hope to go through my notes and post some thoughts from his talks up here on the blog soon…  But here are a few pictures to enjoy in the meantime!

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My sister Laura – totally the most dedicated and funnest accompanist I have ever had!

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Our friends, the Verniers, performed a fun assortment of classical, folk, and celtic pieces.

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Ben giving his lecture on the mechanics of music.

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P.S.  Ben is a skilled composer & film score artist – you should check out his website and listen to some of his work here:  BenBotkin.com. –