|We've found our seats and are waiting for the musicians to begin.|
|The view of the orchestra from our seats|
My favorite piece was "Tubby the Tuba," based on the book by Paul Tripp. The orchestra told the story of Tubby, who was tired of always playing oompahs and never getting to play melodies, through word and music. Very cute story, and I love how the instruments and the narrator told the story together. Another of my favorites was "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," which you may remember from Disney's Fantasia. Again, the instruments told the story so beautifully. The piece was accompanied by drawings made by school children who had seen the show earlier in the week. The drawings were projected on the screen above and behind the orchestra. When I asked the boys if they enjoyed the concert, they all replied enthusiastically in the affirmative, and I know I enjoyed the experience. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon together, and I was thankful for the opportunity.
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