Sunday, January 21, 2007

peanut butter and jam

Will and Mary and I just got back from the symphony. It certainly wasn't high tone or fancy since the orchestra played selections from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jurrasic Park.
We had watched a video a few days ago about music and an orchestra practicing to prepare ourselves for a study in classical music (in 52 easy lessons, no less).

The conductor was superb, before each piece he asked the musicians to play snatches of music to explain how jungle, heroic, or cowboy sounds are created with music so the children could understand better. What a wonderful treat on such a rainy, cold day.
I knew exactly what was coming as soon as the lights went up after the Raiders piece, "Mommy, when we get home can we watch Indiana Jones?" So Tim and all the kids are watching while I get a few moments of peace. Oh, Charlie is already scared and is bailing out of the movie. There goes my quiet time!

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