My Experience At A Music Concert

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In September, I attended the concert Windfire: Flute and Percussion Spectacular at Rammelkamp Chapel. Paula & John Kasica performed on the flute and percussion with Nancy Shaaf accompanying on the piano. This was my first time attending a live classical music concert. I didn’t know what to expect. My limited experiences with classical music were listening while I studied or using it to fall asleep at night. Honestly, I worried that I might fall asleep during the concert. As it turns out, I had no reason to fret. I brought my two nieces (Mackenzie and Naylani) and my daughter (Talia) along with me to the concert. My girls asked me what to expect and I had no answers for them. The flutist introduced herself and asked if we played any instruments. We each told her our instrument of choice that we someday hoped to learn. Eagerly, we awaited the start of the program. “Sweet Simplicity” was the first piece played. Instantly, we were spellbound. My eyes went immediately to the pianist’s fingers as they danced on the ivory keys with such passion and vigor. It was the flutist that drew my nieces’ eyes, as they watched the purse of her lips and the way she controlled her breathing. John Kasica’s percussion playing is what hooked my daughter. She watched as he rhythmically tapped on the drums, his body moving in harmony with each beat. We were literally dancing in our seats to the vibrant beat coming from the stage. Smiles spread across our faces as we became excited

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