Valentine’s Day 2013

The Salish Sea PlaSalish Sea Players logoyers performed a concert of violiLovely Ladies at University House in Wallingfordn duets last night as part of the Valentine’s Day celebrations at the University House in Wallingford. We were told that our audience would be smaller than normal because many residents were at the Al Gore event in Seattle (“we’re very politically active here!”) but we had a full house even so. And Valentine Friends University House 2013what a great audience-they were involved, attentive, and enthusiastic.

Several folks thanked us for coming because they were no longer able to get out to concerts. One gentleman told me that he had been a regular at the Seattle Baroque Linda and Ila at University House Feb 14, 2013Orchestra concerts in years past—“Baroque all the way” he said!

One big hit on the program was the selection of Béla Bartók duos that we played.  One lovely lady originally from NYC even remembered Bartók coming to NY in the early 1940’s.

Ila introduced us in interview fashion. Talking before the show she and I found out that we knew several people in common and that her son-in-law, John DeJarnatt used to play oboe in the Seattle Symphony. He and I even went to the same high-school though not at the same time (Lincoln Linx!!!)

I spoke with two lovely married couples who attended the concert last night. The first couple has been married Newly Weds, 3 Years--University House, Feb 14, 2013only three years—Newly Weds!–the husbanValentines for 70 Years!! University House Feb 14, 2013d having only recently moved to Seattle from Japan. The other couple has been married for 70 years! “Never had a real fight in all these years” said he. Wow!

I feel so lucky to get to meet such wonderful people. A lovely Valentine’s Day!

©Linda Melsted  2013

About Salish Sea Players

Salish Sea Players is a Baroque chamber music group (two Baroque vioins, cello, and guests-Baroque oboe, recorder, and harpsichord) dedicated to bringing high quality performances to people in retirement homes and long term care facilities. We are a Professional Affiliate of the Early Music Guild of Seattle
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