On February 24th and 25th Madalyn and Cicely had the pleasure and honor of
working and playing with Dr. Sean Paul
Mills, music director, and the musicians of the Verde Valley
Sinfonietta. These concerts featured Madalyn performing Mendelssohn's e
minor violin concerto and Cicely the Haydn Cello Concerto in C. The
experience was extraordinary both musically and personally. Through Dr.
Mills we learned many things, but one that has inspired us and directed our
energies is Robert Shaw's "Creed
of the Collegiate Chorale."
A chamber music concert featuring Sonatas of Brahms and Boccherini, and the
Dumky Trio was held on the evening of February 23rd, and a family concert
entitled "Who's Turn? Whose Tune?" was performed the morning
of February 24th, both collaborations with Dr. Patricia LaLiberte.
All four concerts were played to a full house! It was a great experience,
and the best part was our hostess who fed and housed us and supported us so
that all this could happen. Thank you Mille!