Strings is a house concert. The Wednesday evening performances are supported by the members of the Society for the Advancement of Acoustic Music Appreciation. The all-volunteer staff and the Strings' community have made these concerts possible for over eleven years. The philosophy of Strings is to provide a space that brings together outstanding musicians and artists with appreciative and respectful audiences.
Once a year Strings hosts a "Visual Concert", an evening of photography to the accompaniment of live music. "Visual Concert" is a multi-media event linking visual and musical talents. This year six photographers were invited to show their work and each chose a theme. It was my pleasure and honor to have been one of the photographers invited to participate in this year's concert and I chose "Performance" as my theme.
Photographers, their themes and the musicians:
"Bel Marin" with Helen Holt, clarinet & Jim Passard, guitar
"Animals" with Molly Axtmann, Piano
"New York City" with Joey Lent, Guitar
"Alaska" with Nicole Milner, Piano
John Pearson chose three themes.
"Everybody Knows" with Caren Armstrong, guitar & vocal. "Painting with Light" with Joey Lent, Guitar. "Water" with Molly Axtmann, Piano.
Megan Kincaid was scheduled to show her Peru and Bolivia images with Blair Kilpatrick, accordion & Steve Tabak, violin but technical difficulties prevented that from happening.
All in all, it was a fun, pleasant and memorable event.