Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Congratulations Tom and Jenna!

We were excited to peform for the first time at the Rochester United Methodist Church for Tom and Jenna's wedding! The church has beautiful acoustics, especially for chamber music.

We have good memories of attending concerts there... the first time we heard the complete Handel's Messiah when our youngest brother Sam, (now our soon-to-be 14-year-old capable photographer!) was a toddler and we took turns holding him on our lap... and the time we heard the Artaria String Quartet perform live!
Tom and Jenna's wedding was beautiful! They requested we play Bridal Chorus by Wagner for Jenna's processional and Wedding March by Mendelssohn for their recessional. And then Haydn and Mozart etc. for prelude and postlude.
We loved drinking in the vibrant acoustic sounds and dwelling on the intricacy that shown forth in all its actual precision! What a treat!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Congratulations Jason and Melissa!

Jason and Melissa were maried in a lovely historic church in Kenyon, September 25.  This was the weekend our town, Pine Island, was flooded, but we made it to Kenyon without too many creative route changes! :o)Fall is a beautiful time for a wedding! This was just four days before our own parents wedding anniversary!
Melissa was so thrilled to have a string quartet, and we were delighted to provide music for her wedding celebration!
These two brothers are grateful for each others company, providing frank conversation and practical observations on all operations... believe it or not, VERY necessary. :o)