Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Today is Tuesday. You Know What That Means


Today is Tuesday.
You know what that means.
We're gonna have a Special Guest!

Every year at Christmastime my kids and I go to this concert. (except this year as it came much earlier than usual and we missed it).

The Transiberian Orchestra is a 60 piece orchestra that combines rock, metal and classical music along with an awesome light show.

In 2007, one of their members, Mark Wood (a graduate of Juilliard), came to our county and combined the orchestra members of all of the counties elementary, middle and high schools and put together a concert that is still talked about today. The schools had been individually practicing the pieces for 2 months. The idea was to teach kids that "Orchestra Rocks".

Afterwards he signed autographs and posed with each kid for a picture. "Alberquando" was in the 5th grade and played the cello

Anyway, this is the Transiberian Orchestra. The title of the song is Christmas Eve/Sarajevo, Carol of The Bells.



Greg C said...

I have heard that song so many times but that is the first time I saw what they looked like. Very rockish. Is that a word?

samurai said...

I am going to "steal" this for my "Music Monday" post (that i am putting up a day late).

That is a really cool story too. I am going to have to check this group out (God willing) next year.

Edie said...

Wow great lighting effects. I would enjoy watching this but it's a little hard on my ears. LOL!

2Thinks said...

Holy smoking wowsa! That is a very flashy clip there. It kind of makes me want to say something like "Cowabunga!" or something like that.

It is definately a lot of stimulation for the senses.

How cool that your son played the cello and got to play with that rock star guy! My son plays the cello, too! He's 22.

Merry Christmas funny monkey!

Irritable Mother said...

Orchestra does rock!
It is amazing to me when I consider all the sounds someone can produce from those instruments.
In my hand - nothing.
But in the hand of someone who knows what they're doing? Wow!

Hey, just received your Christmas card. Thanks!

Merry Christmas to you, too!

Kelly Combs said...

Wow - I forgot that today was Tuesday. When you're not blogging, the days run together.

Fun times.

Jenny wren's nest said...

Christmas is rocking this tuesday.