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LA PASIÓN SEGÚN SAN MARCOS - OCTOBER 16

Before describing the rest of the day, I'd like to demonstrate the extreme strangeness of violinist Livia Sohn. We were downstairs from the rehearsal hall, taking a bathroom break, and she started dancing around:


Livia Sohn, professional violinist

These concerts are going to be AMAZING! Both the Orquesta La Pasión and the Schola Cantorum de Caracas are fantastic, and the difference between them and the stuffy classical musicians (us) is really marked. I'm not saying that one is better than the othe: it's just interesting to watch. :) I am taking video footage on this trip, and the first footage I have of them is a clip of them dancing around to a South American drum beat. :)

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Stephen Harrison, Alberto Parrini, Claire Bryant, rehearsing

Ben, Stephen, Sabrina, Andra, Barry, and Hector, out for lunch

Rehearsal

The percussions, on bata drums. They ROCK.

Sabrina play for Ben

Waiting for the Holiday Inn shuttle

In fact, the shuttle never arrived, so we had to walk home

Crossing the freeway, in Costa Mesa

The Stanford Strings pose, in beautiful Costa Mesa

View from the bridge

Geoff, Livia, and Alberto jay walk, with very valuable Italian wood

Livia and Barry, on the computer

Oki Doki!

Alberto and Barry, at Oki Doki

 
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