Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ravel's Paris

We spent a wintery afternoon at the second of the New York Philharmonic Young People's Concert series featuring Ravel's Paris. Once again we were entertained and educated with Delta David Grier as Conductor and Host. Ravel's "Dawn," Satie's "Gymnopedie No.1," and Stravinsky's "Infernal Dance of King Kashchei" were our favorite compositions of the afternoon. It was interesting to learn that the trombone glissando in the Stravinsky piece was revolutionary in serious music at the time. Pierce's pet Tarsier enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did! Click on the photo to see more from our afternoon.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Who is Thelonius Monk?

The Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People concert series began today at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle. Wynton Marsalis hosted the exploration of Monk's music and idiosyncratic style with his terribly cool band. It was quite interactive as we learned about down-beats, syncopation and off-beats and the very playful Marsalis was happy to tease those who decided not to participate. The venue was wonderfully intimate and the band outstanding. "Stuffy Turkey" won as favourite Monk composition of the afternoon. To see more of our afternoon click on the photo.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sing, Dance, Act!

Here's Pierce's theatre class performing selections from You're A Good Man Charlie Brown. The troupe also played their favourite theatre games including: the very noisy and high pitched animal choir and mirror game among others. As you can see in the photos the children were in in constant motion. As always we are in awe of the ability of the instructors at the Hoboken Children's Theatre to herd cats! Thanks Melissa and Chase. Click on the photo for more pix.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall in the City

Pix taken on my in to work this morning and from my office window (8th floor in Tribeca facing North). Click on the picture to see more pix.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fall Afternoon in Hoboken

A sunny fall afternoon in Hoboken's Church Square Park. Click on the photo to see more photos.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


More Chicago snaps featuring the elusive Gregory who is usually behind the camera. Click on the photo for more Gregory in Chicago!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Escape from Amber

A bunch of insects have been caught in amber. Most of them have suffocated but some are escaping (as dictated by Pierce).