Piano Performance and Recital 2009
For the regular readers of this blog, you know that I did a post on piano recitals not too long ago. If you need a refresher, you can read it here https://akgodfreys.com/2008/10/25/piano-recital2/
However, last night we had the real recital, the once of year gathering of proud paying parents from the peninsula, and we were the proudest. Okay, maybe not the proudest, there were a couple of parents there that brought the camera crew from NBC Nightly News, must be their first recital. Sad part is, when it is your first recital, it lasts about as long as it takes to take one picture.
As I have mentioned before, recitals would be great if it were just your kids doing the reciting. But even for a family our size, we were only 10% of the act. To say it was torturous to sit through everyone else playing would definitely be an exaggeration, to say it was like being waterboarded, that would be more accurate. Don’t get me wrong, there were some great moments, like the little girl singing a solo and messing up and grunting in frustration; classic. Or the very mature lady, very mature, taking 6 minutes to play a one minute song. Now you may think I am being a little harsh, but let me ask you this, who was she playing for? Her parents? Remember, she is very very mature, much more so than me. ” That is not hard” I know I can hear you all screaming at the computer right now.
None-the-less, I enjoyed seeing my kids perform, nary a smile between the four of them. They have performed before, but not in front of a crowd of this magnitude. I estimate 3,000 to 4,000 people, oops added a couple zeros there, maybe 40 (including the performers) in attendance. Our kids were concentrating so hard, that they forgot to smile. But immediately, once they were done and their nerves relaxed, they could not help but smile. So at the request of our friends and relatives unable to attend (those poor souls) I have posted a video of all four kids. They were awesome, the best, and the video is only a few minutes long. Please enjoy.