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Danse Bacchanale

December 7th, 2015 (11:07 pm)

Listen to this. My son was one of twelve George Washington Middle School orchestra students who busked outside the Sugar Shack on Sunday for donations. The kids were raising money for orchestra expenses, especially for an orchestra trip to Boston this spring. Of the twelve students, only two were brave enough to play Danse Bacchanale in public. It's a difficult piece, and the orchestra has not been working on it for long, so most of the kids felt they just didn't know it well enough. He and one other violinist were willing to give it a shot, though the two had never played together before. This is just a brief snippet, 34 seconds long. The piece is Danse Bacchanale, from Samson & Delila by Saint-Saens.