JMU Orchestra Concert

My son’s recent orchestra concert has been posted on the music department’s YouTube page. This is the James Madison University Chamber Orchestra, performing on December 5. The students performed Bologne’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Haydn’s Symphony No. 82 in C Major, and selections from Handel’s Water Music. It was a great concert. TheContinue reading “JMU Orchestra Concert”

College Concert

We traveled to Harrisonburg last weekend to attend a concert by the James Madison University Chamber Orchestra, with our son Jon Morgan playing second chair in the first violin section. It was another terrific concert! The students performed Bologne’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Haydn’s Symphony No. 82 in C Major, and selections fromContinue reading “College Concert”

Homecoming

My college student is coming home tonight for Thanksgiving break. His roommate’s parents went down this evening to pick up both of them. Bob or I will drive them both back to campus at the end of the break. He’s a sophomore and is having a much, much better year than last year. Freshman yearContinue reading “Homecoming”

How Much Laundry Fits Into a Prius?

He’s here! I posted yesterday to say my son would be coming home today for fall break. So this morning we drove down and loaded up the car with his stuff and his roommate’s, almost all of it for both sophomores consisting of dirty laundry. Then we reshuffled and repacked until we could actually fitContinue reading “How Much Laundry Fits Into a Prius?”

A Musical Interlude: The Video

I posted Thursday night about the concert I attended at my son’s university. He’s second chair in the first violin section of the JMU Chamber Orchestra. I drove down yesterday afternoon to attend. The theme of the concert was “Mozart’s Circle.” Mozart is one of the three composers whose works are featured; the other twoContinue reading “A Musical Interlude: The Video”

A Musical Interlude

Two days ago, I learned from the father of my son’s college roommate that they had a concert planned for tonight! (They’re both violinists in the university’s Chamber Orchestra.) My son never mentioned it because he couldn’t imagine we would want to drive 2.5 hours just to attend an hour-long concert. Oh, he of littleContinue reading “A Musical Interlude”

Immersed in Van Gogh

On Monday, I attended Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. The first part was an electronic museum about his life and works. Then came the immersion room, a large room with images projected on all four walls and the floor, with a scattering of benches, chairs, and pillows in the middle of the room, so weContinue reading “Immersed in Van Gogh”