Last night I went out with the “first Hispanic President of the United States”.
Edmundo”s 11 year-old grand-nephew Erik (in blue shirt) has already decided that he will go to Harvard or Stanford to study Politics and that he will be the first Hispanic President. Can you imagine spending an evening with such a child and his equally interesting 12 year-old brother, Kristian at a performance of Handel”s Messiah at the new Arts Centre in Miami?
The questions came like volleys of bullets from an AK47 and Uncle Michael was left to answer all of them while Edmundo sat in the second row of our box and chatted to others. What lovely bright kids!
But I don”t joke when I say I was exhausted after the performance. We stopped by the Patrons Room to introduce the boys to the equally talented but exhausting, and slightly older 32 year-old Musical Director of Seraphic Fire, Patrick Quigley. Finally dinner (and more questions!) Both boys fell asleep on the hour-long drive home to South Miami.
Enough children for this weekend and I have suggested to Edmundo that we skip the painful and discordant children”s mass at St Agnes here in Key Biscayne and go to a Maronite Mass with better music at St Jude”s in downtown Miami.
I would like to share nephew Kristian”s written thoughts on the “Seraphic Fire” experience. (Click on red link above to read.)
Earlier in the week Edmundo and I went to a special Christmas performance of “Seraphic Fire” in a gallery of the Frost Museum at the Forida International University. I am attempting to include a music track from that performance here. The only way I can see as a possibility to do so at this time is through Windows MovieMaker.
BUT – I haven”t learned to “edit” it. Open this link and move the cursor to 5mins 20 secs to hear a wonderful rendition of “Adeste Fideles”
BUT BUT – I can”t even upload it!!!