". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Piano Competition - Part 1

My two oldest children participated in the Southwest Suburban (Chicago) Piano Competition today. Here's Caitlin playing Puck, Op. 71, No. 3, by Edvard Grieg. The piece is a lot of fun to play and to listen to, evoking the mischievous nature of the mythological character from which it gets its name. The piece suited Caitlin quite well, perhaps because she shares Puck's mischievous playfulness and fondness for nature. She's also a night owl like him! This is a magnificent performance. You can tell she's progressed in her skills because this year she got to perform in the auditorium on a Steinway!

video

6 comments:

Elephantschild said...

I think all your readers should take up a collection to get you a little digital camcorder. I love hearing your kids play!

atara said...

I love it! Do you teach them?

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Do you know where i can see the names of the idividuals who placed. My daughter also performed there yesterday. thank you.

Cheryl said...

Anonymous, I don't know of an online site to see the results of the competition. We found out the results simply by waiting until they were posted at the competition. Probably the best way to get the information would be to call or email the event coordinator, whose name and contact information is on the registration form as well as several pieces of printed information that were handed out at the competition.

Cheryl said...

EC, great idea! My readers could divide the cost equally amongst themselves! So tell me--when shall I expect your half?

Elephantschild said...

You're a funny, funny girl. You have more than two readers!