That was pretty cool!

Today the PA Strings played with the Saskatoon Symphony.

I didn’t realize how stressed I was about it till we got there and had to warm up with them.  Threee guys on big basses who are good.  And then us.  I guess I am the only real newcomer – first year person but these guys playing next to us were so good. 

It was quite the experience for Mother’s Day.  Can’t say I’ve ever had a Mother’s Day quite like it.

Now that it is over, I’m starved.  Good thing we are going out for supper.


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  1. That was my first-ever Symphony Orchestra. The sound was great. Couldn’t get a good view of the wind instrument performers, especially when the grand piano was centre stage. I enjoyed your segment. Of course, I know a number of people playing in the P.A. Strings Orchestra. Janelle Matice was our daughter’s supervisor during her teaching internship.

  2. Linea

    Janelle has been a big encouragement to me – so I kept it up in spite of being very outclassed. I can see where she would have been a great supervisor for an internship.

  3. Greetings Linea,

    There was a few names in Saskatoon Symphony that we know as well. Our Men of the Way Group at St. Alban’s has been working closely with Gillian Lyons. She is the daughter of Rev. Ken Lyons who directs the group. She and Ken have identical keyboards so she digitally records the accompaniment, then sends the disk to Ken who just has to plug it in. She accompanied our daughter Twyla for her flute numbers at our recent fundraiser concert.

    Randi Nelson taught Twyla flute privately while she was still in high school, then was her university teacher.

    Kevin Junk we recognized from his instrument repair business in Saskatoon.

    By the way, watch for a poster I sent to Randall to post at your church of the P.A. Men’s Chorus Spring Concert, Calvary United, 7:30pm, Monday, May 28th. It would be nice if you or Sharon could bring Florence to our concert. She seldom missed them.

  4. Deb

    Happy Mothers Day Linea,

    I think its so cool that you are playing the string base. I thought often about taking up the clarinet again and then I remember how old I am. Oh my, but you are brave. We just finished the “kitchen reno thing” so I know what you are going through. It sure is nice to have it finished. Ebba and I just came back from a few days of visiting with Evy. Coffee, scrabble, coffee, scrabble and more coffee and more scrabble.