Thursday, July 12, 2007

Encore!



Last Thursday evening we climbed the steep stone steps of Amman's ancient Roman Theater in anticipation of a summer evening filled with beautiful music. We were not disappointed. The combined musicianship of the Amman Symphony Orchestra, musicians from the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, the Choir of the the Holy Spirit University~Kaslik, Lebanon and prodigious 14-year old pianist Iyad Sughayer of Jordan performing as a soloist provided the appreciative audience with a grand evening of music. The crowd loved Iyad playing Beethoven and they enjoyed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue which followed, but it was Carl Orff's Carmina Burana which brought them to their feet. Below is a clip from the short encore they performed from this piece: "O Fortuna"
(Oldest daugher, probably indiscernable in the picture/video is playing in the first violin section, fourth stand on the inside.)

1 comment:

Maida said...

WOW!!! that was AMAZING!!! wish i could of been there!!! I love that music... GREAT JOB LAUREN!!! :D
Miss you all soo much!
mmpwa (kisses and hugs to everyone!)
Maida