Category Archives: Music

SOSL Gala Concert

Tonight we attended our second concert of the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka, this time at the Ladies’ College Auditorium. This place unfortunately has pretty hard, wooden seats and either I plan on bringing a pillow next time, or I … Continue reading

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Concert Band @ Founders’ Day

60 years ago, Julius’ new school was inaugurated and to commemorate this occasion there was a big assembly in which Julius got to play as part if the concert band for the first time. The setting in the gym was … Continue reading

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First Concert Experience in SL

Colombo might not have a fancy opera house, like Hanoi, but they do have a symphonic orchestra and I had spotted a flyer for this promising concert of film music and show tunes. And since their concerts start at 7PM … Continue reading

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New Violin teacher

The search, nay, QUEST for a new violin teacher here has been quite a challenge. And in the end I circled back to the first contact I had been given from the head of art-department at Julius’ new school. It … Continue reading

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Over the Rainbow

More for the hardcore fans: This is already the first song for his next ABRSM exam (which comes up next June) and so far so good. He started studying 2nd hand position just recently (and it is still obvious in … Continue reading

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Middle School Concert

Julius selected Orchestra as his year-long electable subject this year, which I think is awesome. Small class, all part Asian, but Julius is the only kid with non-black hair Different levels, but they all study together to perform in this … Continue reading

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Date Night at the Opera

Another beautiful concert performance by the VNSO under a French guest conductor and a great duo piano concerto by Francis Poulenc. Quite impressive. Small side note: A year ago I was not able to close the button of this very … Continue reading

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With Merit!

Just before the summer holidays, Julius had his ABRSM exam for grade 2 violin. And finally we got the results! I was pretty certain that he had passed. From talks with the UMA people here at his school, only very … Continue reading

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Date night at the opera again

Once again we went to the VNSO’s concert series (No. 93) at the opera house. Starting with some Schubert, then an amazing piano performance by a very young Nguyễn Việt Trung (20/21 years old) on a Chopin concerto and I … Continue reading

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Culture Night

Back to the opera house today for a concert of all Russian composers. Was very nice!

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Imai Nobuko again at the Hanoi Opera House

Nearly 2 years ago, we witnessed this great viola performer at the opera house, and when we saw that she was on the schedule again, we bought tickets right away. Again a very delightful performance. The second half of the … Continue reading

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Orchestra!

At the beginning of the school year, Julius joined the Middle School Beginner Orchestra and today was their first performance. Somehow my expectation was different as to what ‘orchestra’ is. I only saw him practicing with the other strings and … Continue reading

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Reformation

And another wonderful subscription concert with the VNSO at the opera house Always amazed how camera centric we all have become, those 2 ladies next to me just held up their phones and recorded most of the performance, although there … Continue reading

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Vinyl Shopping in Shibuya

Unless you have been living under a rock / mountain made of CDs, you might have noticed that vinyl records are making a comeback. In fact, they might be replacing CDs … I have not bought a CD in ages. … Continue reading

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Pizzicato ONE in concert

Another great concert event evening with Patrick at Liquid Room. 3 months ago he wrote about how much fun watching Pizzicato One live was, with many guest vocalists and instrumentalists (very much like on the 2 albums, found this one … Continue reading

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