Thursday, December 15, 2011


Last night DH and I went to the JCC Symphony Fall Concert, the first of three free events which is supported by endowment funds.  Andrea began playing the bassoon as an adult--a present to herself on completing graduate school.  She joined the JCC Symphony in the early 1980s and has served as the orchestra's librarian since 1985. Andrea and her husband share their home with a 32-year-old red lored Amazon parrot named Fanny.

13 comments:

  1. beau portrait, elle est tres concentré

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  2. great shot for inside a hall. Its been a while since I was at the Symphony, I need to get back there.

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  3. Sounds like a nice eveing! I love hearing the symphony.

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  4. Great portrait Kate, I would love to be able to play an instrument! I should imagine it was a brilliant night out.

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  5. LOVED the bio! :)

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  6. Very nice portrait! Three free concerts? WOW! I LIKE that!

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  7. Very nice portrait!

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  8. Kudos to Andrea...she's accomplished a lot. It's curious though why she would choose the bassoon as her instrument of choice.

    And a 32-year old parrot? Do those things live forever. They could drive you nuts: "Polly wants a cracker, Polly wants a cracker" for 32 years? Yikes!

    ;-))

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  9. Learning an instrument as an adult is pretty difficult. Good for her. Your portrait is great. I get the feeling that I know her.

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  10. Unusual for someone to begin an instrument as an adult. Good for her. Symphonic music is a crucial part of our artistic heritage. I have been a member of the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Symphony for more than 15 years. the Symphony means so much for the community, including its many education concerts for school children.

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  11. Sounds like fun. Nice shot.

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  12. Wonderful pics! When I was in junior high school, the band director handed me a big instrument case and a sheet of music, saying "Here, you need to learn this in two weeks for spring concert." Needless to say, I hardly mastered the bassoon in two weeks. I just kind of tooted out some notes during the performance. With some instruction, I think I would have loved it!

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