Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mixed Nuts for my Tuesday Blog

The last week has been busy: my youngest daughter had dance recitals on May 28 and 29, rehearsals most of the days leading up to the recitals, then I was off on a business trip until June 2nd. It’s a good thing I had stuff prepared for the blog for the last two weeks…

The whole “dance” thing was the inspiration for this week’s music montage. I hope you will like it! More on that on Friday.

Next couple of weeks aren't much better: trip to Maryland on the week of JUne 13, the end of the school year for my daughters - one of them should be graduating Grade 12 on the 23rd. That same week, I have to keep abreast of tests going on in Maryland and in Gagetown, New Brunswick.

And I forgot to mention... 

This coming Thursday, my son is graduating from his 2-year program at Loyalist College in Belleville. I won’t be able to attend the graduation – my wife will – but I did want to commemorate the occasion by preparing a short Video playlist of “Music for a Graduation Ceremony”. I have posted this playlist on the ITYWLTMT YouTube Channel. The link to the playlist is:

The program line-up is as follows:

  1. Richard WAGNER: “Entrance of the Guests at the Wartburg”, from Act II of Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg, WWV 70 [Performed by the Berlin 2006 Military Tattoo Band, conducted by Colonel Dr. Michael Schramm] 
  2. Giacomo MEYERBEER: “Marche du couronnement” (Coronation March) from Act IV of Le prophète (1849) [Performed by the Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ondrej Lenérd]
  3. Johannes BRAHMSAkademische Festouvertüre (Academic Festival overture), op. 80 [Performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti]
  4. Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: “Procession of the Nobles” from Act 2, Scene 3 of Mlada (1892) [Performed by the Pro Arte Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Arthur Gardner]
  5. Sir Edward ELGARPomp and Circumstance Match in D Major, op. 39, no. 1 [Performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Daniel Barenboim]
Congratulations to all new graduates!

Finally, I do believe we hit a milestone a few days ago: we now have our first "follower". Now, the pressure is ON for me to be blog-tastic. 

More music coming your way on Friday

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