Music for Ensemble and Thunderstorm

Last night, the first staff recital of the month took place while a thunderstorm raged outside. Pieces by Bach, Schubert, Schickele, Bartok, and others were accompanied by some of nature’s own music.

Many former campers will recall Peg saying, “Do you know how lucky you are?” before the first staff recital of every summer. FMC is truly lucky to have so many incredible people on staff. Last night’s concert continued the track record of awesome staff recitals, as evidenced by the (seriously) rapt attention of the campers.

One of the things I enjoy most about FMC are the number of people here who write their own music, campers and staff alike. Yesterday’s concert featured not one but three original pieces by members of the staff. I love that facet of creativity in our community.

We were also delighted to have two guests join us yesterday. Our brass teacher and band director invited two acquaintances to join him to form a trombone trio for a great set at the end of the concert. And if you have ever heard a trombone trio, you know that it’s a very cool experience. A great way to wrap up the night!

Week 1 Staff Recital

-Pam

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