Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunny Sunday

We started the day with a political rally for local school board candidates at Columbus Park. Then we had a quick bite to eat at Starbucks, where the tables were designed and painted by the kids in Pierce's extra-curricular art class. The table Pierce worked on is the one taken by the guy with the laptop. We got the table that Pierce's friend Kieran worked on. And coincidentally, the next thing on the agenda was Kieran's birthday party at a local pizza place. Kieran is the one at the head of the table (naturally!). (click to enlarge pix)



Saturday, March 6, 2010

Classical Guitar at the Lincoln Center

The third Concert for Young People at the Lincoln Center this season celebrated the rhythms of Spanish music. The high point for me was the Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo which featured the energetic classical guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas. I saw this same concerto as a child with my family and I still have a clear recollection of the music and the guitarists, the incredible Romeros. It was great to hear it performed again so well. Deirdre's always been a little (ahem) hostile to classical guitar but it appears that, after this concert, she's come around!