I've just returned from Collage, a spectacular evening of performances by Land O'Lakes students of all disciplines. Before the program began, we saw a slideshow of work by painters, photographers, metal workers and other visual artists. The program began with the band and ended with the orchestra playing an excerpt from the Barber Second Essay, Opus 17. Sadly, this excerpt did not include Snowman's solo, but today we went to the Scholarshop and bought a recording of the Orchestra concert from two weeks ago, and tomorrow I will listen to the Barber and the Brahms First with him in one of the library's listening rooms.
In between we heard poets and singers and actors, many instrumental ensembles, a short film, dancers, even an organist. Aside from the orchestra, I want to praise our friend, C., from Maine, who gave a soliloquy from Hamlet, and the fabulous quartet that performed "Martian Tribes," a piece for Marimba performed in a darkened hall with glowing mallets!!
As you can see from the picture, this mother was glowing, too.