My personal reflections on this blog take inspiration from the Bahá’í teachings.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Coralie's violin examination becomes a celebration

Coralie Usmani today gave an impressive violin performance that constituted the final exam for her Bachelor of Music degree. Coralie, my elder daughter, in the front row holding sheet music, is pictured with family members and friends who attended the performance.

Accompanied by pianist David Guerin, Coralie played:

Ross Edwards -- "White Cockatoo Spirit Dance" (this piece she played solo).

Grieg -- Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op.8. -- I, Allegro con brio -- II, Alegretto quasi Andantino -- III Allegro Molton Vivace.

Sarasate -- Romanza Andaluza (from Spanish Dances Op.22).

Frank Bridge -- I, Norse Legend -- II, Souvenir -- III Amaryllis.

The performance, wonderful to listen to, although for an "examination", had the feel of a celebration culminating years of hard work.


SAM said...

Dear Co-Bloggers,

December 10th is the International Day dedicated to Human Rights and this is why I am forwarding you an invitation, to take part of this worldwide activity.

As a bahá'í, I think we could leave our mark on that day, showing everyone and with everyone (from all relegious and cultural backgrounds) all that we are all One World, One Life.

I know you have your own concerns in this matter, and this is why I want to make people aware of it.

I am inviting you to go to and see how you could be a member of this network that holds for one cause: the cause of humanity, the cause of Human Rights.

Thank you,

John Bryden said...

Sam, thank you for the invitation. Hopefully I will come up with some form of contribution. Best wishes for your efforts.