Yesterday the boys and I got to go to the symphony for our monthly field trip with our Charlotte Mason group. We went to Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh to see a special program for children performed by the North Carolina Symphony.
|ready to leave for the show|
The only thing Hunter didn't like about the symphony was that he had to wear "church clothes."
|inside and waiting for some of our group to arrive|
|waiting for the performance to begin|
Hunter declared he liked the tuba best because it reminded him of Larry from Veggie Tales. Both boys liked hearing "The William Tell Overture" because they recognized it from an episode of "Thomas the Train." (That song always makes me think of a funny scene from my past - I remember my brother Patrick playing it at the piano. My stepmom had a pet bird in a cage named Habirdy on top of the piano. Well Habirdy would start headbanging every single time Patrick would play "The William Tell Overture." It was too funny.)
I wanted to get a picture of the boys outside the concert hall after the performance, but it was POURING outside. So we simply ran. (Got in my running practice.) We ran down the street to a parking garage. A very memorial ending to our field trip indeed.
Music is such a gift. Especially live music. I love hearing Tabby practice the piano. It is just soothing to my soul.
"And whenever the harmful spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand. So Saul was refreshed and was well, and the harmful spirit departed from him." - 1 Samuel 16:23