In my June newsletter I was saying that the heat had not truly settled in yet. It sure has now! (Although still quite bearable).
The Brevard Symphony Orchestra presents its annual “Symphony Under the Stars” 4th of July concert at Riverfront Park in Cocoa. The concert itself begins at 8PM with a spectacular fireworks display during the 1812 Overture (of course!). Lots of fun and patriotic music – Stars and Stripes – Piccolos – you get the picture. Get there early and enjoy all the pre-concert festivities. IT IS ALL FREE!
I will be maintaining my regular teaching schedule throughout July. As you know I am a big believer in an intensified routine of SUMMER PRACTICE. Students who follow this advice have tremendous success the following school year.
Scott and I had the chance to visit with Michael Hasel (a flutist with the Berlin Philharmonic) while he was over on the West Coast of Florida. It was a great day. We have a nice dockside lunch and went in and out of some funky little arts places.
Tom is just back from a week in Houston for some professional development with KIPP. Next year he will be teaching only calculus, but in addition he will mentor new teachers and coach track.
On the what I am reading/listening to front: Just started “The Map of Knowledge. A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found” by Violet Moller. Listening to a lot of Beethoven mostly on the Berlin Philharmonic Archives from their Digital Concert Hall.
On the gardening front – just trying to keep everything alive in the heat. That’s about the best you can hope for this time of year.
Hope you are all having a great summer
“Work Hard, Be Nice”