Sunday, December 16, 2007

Music for Families

Saturday, December 15, 2007

We spent a nice afternoon at the show Wrestling with Love, Struggling with Demons: Two Russian Masterpieces at Davies Symphony Hall. We enjoyed listening to Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 conducted by Timothy Muffitt.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Superstars Talent Show

Friday, December 7, 2007

An Evening with the Stars: Presented by the Lafayette Elementary Superstars

Syd played Toss the Feathers on violin as Megan joined in with Irish dancing.

Here is the same piece done at the Rowayton Elementary school talent show this past June with dancers Brooke, Heather and Catherine.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Haas Lilienthal House

Sunday, December 2, 2007

We started the season with a visit to the Haas-Lilienthal Holiday Open House in Pacific Heights. We got a mini-tour of this historic Queen-Anne style Victorian house built in 1886. It is one of the buildings that survived the earthquake-caused fires of 1906.

The most interesting room was the bathroom which still had the old fixtures and a hair curling iron contraption setup that looked dangerous.

Keith especially liked the standard gauge train set which was formerly setup in the attic now in the basement. It was a treat to see these bigger sized trains running around the track.

Syd liked the children's room. She got to see a phonograph player with an archaic record in place.