WHAT DO FEET HAVE TO DO WITH MUSIC?
When they are the toes of flutist Sarah Brady who is keeping time to the music she is playing at the Portrait of an Artist performance at Pepper Bridge winery. Sarah was one of 30+ musicians from around the country who participated in the 11th annual Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival during the month of June.
Although it may be difficult to see in this photo, my front row seat allowed me a unique vantage point to watch her toes move rhythmically to the sound of her flute and the piano accompaniment.
Which is why I chose this photo for this month's CDP theme--music.
And scroll down further for more music-related photos from Sarah's performance as well as the final Festival Series 4 performed at the GESA Powerhouse.
I don't read music, but this looks like a seriously difficult piece.
As noted in the WWCMF program, Sarah Brady is known for her commitment to pioneering modern music as a member of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She is also a devoted teacher at the Boston Conservatory. In addition, Sarah plays with the Boston Symphony or at a music festival in Italy, depending upon the time of year and her schedule.
This Portrait of an Artist 3 performance was held at Pepper Bridge Winery located in the wine district south of Walla Walla. Beyond the vineyards, the Blue Mountains can be seen along with gathering clouds on this summer solstice evening of June 21.
The spaces used at the wineries are actually the guts of a winery's production unit. But for these WWCMF performances, the huge stainless steel vats are removed and replaced with seating and miles of electrical cable for the sound and lighting. It's not an easy task, but the result is an intimate setting in which to experience wonderful music.
The final performance of the Chamber Music Festival--Festival Series 4--was held at the GESA Powerhouse theatre which seats 300 people. It was the cherry on top of the hot fudge sundae for me, and left me anticipating the week-long festival in January, 2019, as well as the month-long festival next June, 2019.
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