Camarada Video of the Day Romanze by Camille Saint-Saëns Dana & Darby When I grew up in Minnesota – pretty much everyone picked an instrument to play in the band. My Mom had an old flute in her closet – so I was quite taken with the look and feel of the flute, but the other instrument that called to me was the French horn. Dana and Darby totally charm this Romanze performance – so gorgeous! xoxo – Beth PS – Be sure to SUBSCRIBE for our YouTube channel!
Camarada Video of the Day Sextet for Winds & Piano by Francis Poulenc Beth, Sarah, Ryan, Darby, Sheryl, Dana As a flute player I have always loved French music – and fell in love with the Poulenc Flute and Piano Sonata almost immediately. Well, this Sextet takes Poulenc to a whole new level – lush harmonies and the influence of ragtime and jazz. More than that – this music really transports me to “another place.” Thank you to my fellow musicians – we had a blast as usual! xoxo – Beth PS – Be sure to SUBSCRIBE for our YouTube
Camarada Video of the Day Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla arranged by Raul Jaurena Beth, Dave, Dana, Raul, Andres, Carolina, Juan I was so blessed to have a wonderful, fun, goofy, loving mother – and anyone who knows me – knows that I love being a Mom! My Mom was one of my biggest fans and she loved this piece. This is my favorite piece of music in the whole world…enjoy. Happy Mother’s Day to ALL! xoxo – Beth
Camarada Video of the Day The Fool on the Hill by The Beatles arranged by Peter Sprague Coral, Peter, Fred, Beth, Duncan, Gunnar Here’s a ray of soothing sunshine for your Saturday! xoxo – Beth PS – Be sure to click subscribe to be notified about Camarada YouTube videos – and help us reach our goal of 1,000 subscribers! You will see the subscribe button just underneath our video when you are listening in YouTube.
Pa’Bailar by Gustavo Santoalalla featuring Sacha Boutros & Beth, Dave, Dana, Lou, Fred, Jeff, Jon Another magical evening in Barrio Logan @ Bread & Salt. We had a great audience and great chemistry with these musicians. The audience was invited to dress in the style of Casa Blanca – the music was sexy and fun. AND then we had Waters Catering design a beautiful pop up dinner after the concert – delicious dinner by candlelight… Enjoy this video capture of “some” of the magic and I suggest you get up and dance! Happy Friday – Beth
Camarada Video of the Day After the Forest Fire by Michael Torke I first heard this piece out in our pontoon on a lake in MInnesota. I can’t possibly remember how I found it, but I happened upon it while browsing YouTube to see what I could find for the next season’s programming – and instantly fell in love with it. I contacted Michael Torke for the music – and as they say, the rest is history. I absolutely loved performing this music with Christopher and Abe – hope to perform this again someday! xoxo, Beth
Camarada Video of the Day Sarabande and Minuet by Vincent d”Indy Dana, Beth, Sarah, Ryan, Darby, Sheryl Fun Fact: Vincent d’Indy was a French composer and teacher – Erik Satie, Albert Roussel, Cole Porter, Darius Milhaud, and Arthur Honegger studied with him at the Paris Conservatory. There is something about the phrasing in the first movement that is so charming to me – enjoy. I love performing with these fine musicians – quite a treat! xoxo, Beth
Camarada Video of the Day Canción Mixteca by José López Alavez Canción Mixteca is a Mexican folk song written by Oaxacan composer José López Alavez. Lopez Alavez wrote the melody of the song in 1912, and composed the lyrics in 1915. Lopez Alavez describes his feelings of homesickness for his home region of Oaxaca after moving to Mexico City. In modern times, the song has become an anthem both for the region of Oaxaca and Mexican citizens living abroad who miss their homeland. Wikipedia Sending you lots of love, happiness and peace as you observe this year’s Cinco de Mayo. Celebrate with this performance by Gregorio! Gregorio brings such zest and
Camarada Video of the Day Kicho by Astor Piazzolla Originally when I started to post the Camarada Video A Day – I thought I would keep it up for 2 weeks – it is now 6 weeks later – oh my! Due to such a wonderful comments about the videos – I have decided to continue until Memorial Day! I love the way Jory plays this complex bass cadenza at the beginning of Kicho – this piece is one of my many favorite Piazzolla pieces! xoxo, Beth