Words & a pic – Wednesday, November 23, 2016

L to R: Claire Hollis (flute), Marina Antoline (clarinet), David Richmond (bassoon), Sandra Daniel (French Horn; obscured), Yuki Watanabe (oboe)

Being involved as faculty/staff at ANU is a rewarding but often intense job for Amy and me. We treasure the chances we have to get off campus and recreate. This afternoon was one of those times.

The Nairobi Music Society sponsored a concert by “Equatorial Winds,” a quintet including flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn. Their 90-minute program included rousing pieces from Franz Danzi, Anton Piazolla and Antoine Joseph Reicha. In the group, three nations were represented (the U.S., U.K. and Japan). Nairobi is a real musical crossroads.

In two weeks, I’ll be singing tenor at the Christmas concerts for the Nairobi chorale. I attend rehearsal every Tuesday night. My soul soaks up the beauty that choir music gives me and I always come back refreshed.


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