Five O'Clock Somewhere

Welcome to Five O'Clock Somewhere, where it doesn't matter what time zone you're in; it's five o'clock somewhere. We'll look at rural life, especially as it happens in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, cats, sailing (particularly Etchells racing yachts), and bits of grammar and Victorian poetry.

Monday, August 01, 2005

WCMIK and summer camp

Pat and I have just dropped WCMIK and his string bass off at summer music camp. Some of this blog's readers may remember their own experiences at Hummingbird Music Camp in the Jemez Mountains; the camp itself is preparing for 50th-anniversary celebrations -- the anniversary itself is still three years away, but the Higginses are soliciting memories of people who attended the camp, to prepare for a major anniversary celebration.

This particular camping session isn't the usual summer music camp; it's a special camp for the kids who have auditioned for and been accepted into the Albuquerque Youth Orchestra, which is a part of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony program. In addition to the usual intensive music practice, the kids will be working with a composer-in-residence, whose work they will be performing as a world premiere next April.

Later in the season, they will also be working with the violinist Midori, with whom they will be performing in concert in February.

I could imagine an album titled "Midori at Hummingbird." It just sounds so poetic.


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