Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Last night was the school district's Strings Festival, the concert Max has been looking forward to all year. The 4th and 5th graders from both elementary schools play and then they play along with the jr. high and high school orchestras for the grand finale, Beethoven's Ode to Joy. It was jubilant! I bet there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
The Municipal Auditorium is large and it was a little hard to see Max from where we were sitting. But at one point, while the high school orchestra was playing, Max leaned forward and rested his forehead against the neck of his cello and I could see him perfectly. He was listening intently. The look on his face was a combination of joy and fierce concentration.
Tomorrow night we see Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble. I can hardly wait.