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Friday, May 31, 2013

Back at ISK

Trade Winds returned to the International School of Kenya yesterday to perform a concert for the elementary schoolers. The audience was about 90 students grades 2-5 and they were so curious, attentive, and excited. Since the students take music class regularly, some of what we discussed was familiar, however they had never seen many of our instruments, and rarely see live performances. We were so honored to perform for them!

We opened our concert with a performance of the exciting 1st movement of Ligeti's "6 Bagatelles". It is quick and funny, the perfect way to grab the attention of a young student. We also performed other movements of this work, part of the Nielsen quintet, and Malcolm Arnold's recognizable "Three Shanties". Each piece had an interactive activity to highlight an important feature of each piece, and we had SO much fun performing the concert.

We are looking forward to a restful Saturday to prepare for a busy week of teaching in more schools and for our performance at the Nairobi Music Society.

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