Monday, September 19, 2011

Richardson squared

What a special treat we had at church yesterday.  Dr. Vernal Richardson (retired violinist from ASO) and his son Ernest (viola) enhanced our choir with their combined musical talent.
Ernest began his conducting career with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, and is now going into his 18th year with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra (among many, many other credits!), and he was here in Mayberry!  What a blessing!!!
This is a short clip of the piece played after the service, with permission granted to record…

And.......Ernest helped MM and the guys help dismantle the BIG tent!  What a nice guy!  Yikes...I nearly died when I walked outside and saw his hands on all those pipes (one of them nicked Dick's during the installation).  I warned Ernest to step away from that danger, but he laughed and said it was OK and just kept on working.  Talented and nice.  That rocks!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow, that was special, indeed!

barb @iPhoneographi said...

Wow! How marvelous! I know I talk about the piano a lot and guitars, but I dearly love all instruments and most especially symphony orchestras! I use to go to concerts all the time in Florida. Lakeland has a good orchestra and so does Orlando. They often gave free concerts on the lake downtown and at Bok Tower, too. I SO miss living in Lakeland! But one of my all-time favorite concerts was not free and I had to drive over to Clearwater to see Itzhak Perlman! Oh, what a thrill!

I'm glad he did not injure those hands!

Enjoy your day! Big hugs xoxo

Sandee said...

I would have loved to have been there to hear that in person. Sitting next to you and Dick. Just saying.

Glad he didn't hurt those talented hands.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

Anonymous said...

That was nice to have him play the violin at your Church yesterday, Sandy!

Happy Monday to you and Dick:)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh VERY nice!

smiles, bee

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!!

Really a great feast!
The music is divine, I love musica da camera and synphonies!
Your Church does great events!!!

Have a lovely week!!!

Ciao, big hugs!

Janelee said...

What a wonderful gift to the church. Thanks for sending out the video.