Saturday, December 30, 2006

Snow in Albuquerque??

From time to time I talk with people who have either never been here or only been here during summer, spring or fall. They seem surprised when I tell them that yes, it can snow here from time to time. Well, this winter so far, we have already had our share of snow and it's only December! Here's a photo I shot today out the bedroom window. You can't tell, but there's a street that's supposed to be out there. We got over a foot of snow during a non-stop, 36-hour snow-a-thon. Tomorrow it supposed to be sunny and clear, and get up to 40 degrees F. So then maybe I'll be able to get my car dug out and parked back in the garage...

Friday, December 22, 2006

String Quartet Trivia: 20 Questions

Just for grins I added a "Quartet Trivia" page to the Giovanni Quartet web site. There are 20 questions, ranging from easy to difficult. Give it a try!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Casa Rondena Winery Gig

This last Sunday, Dec. 10 the Giovanni String Quartet hosted a private party at the Casa Rondena Winery in Albuquerque. The idea was to say "thanks" to our clients and people who have supported us along with allowing a preview to clients considering us or those who have already hired us but never heard us. We ended up with about 75 people there.

We started by playing a few of our favorite selections while guests came in and were seated. Interestingly, people were very quiet and sat down as if this was a recital! So after 15 minutes of playing, we took a break to encourage people to enjoy the food (provided by Celebrations Catering), the wine (of course provided by Casa Rondena) and to mingle with each other. From that point on, we had a party! It was a lot of fun to see familiar faces and meet some new people as well. And of course it was fun to play music for people who were clearly enjoying it.

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