Tag Archives: Fresta Valley School

Theatre Review: Meet Me in St. Louis

The turn of the 20th century offered optimism about the American Century.  St. Louis was a gateway from the East Coast to the West.  Thomas Edison was about to light up the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis with a … Continue reading

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Spring Concert

Spring came later this year As Winter lingered into April With snow and frost at dawn. Snowdrops bloomed alone in March, Not even greeted by forsithia’s gold. Then crimson sun thawed the days, Tempering the dull of night. Color rushed … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Directing “Fiddler”

My regular readers may have noticed that I review stage productions but not movies.  Part of this is that I rarely see movies in cinemas (True Grit was the last movie that we attended).  Part of this is that many … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Fiddler on the Roof

When the stage musical (1964) Fiddler on the Roof came out as a movie in 1971, I was in  junior high school.  If I recall correctly, my cousin (hi, cuz), who was older and wiser than I, panned the movie, “It’s … Continue reading

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Concert Review: A Passion for Classics

If you asked most people what are three elements of music, you might get the answers “melody”, “cords”, and “rhythm”.  Maybe add “lyrics” as a fourth element.  I would say, “physics”, “mathematics”, and “passion”.  At the Fresta Valley Christian School’s recent … Continue reading

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Classical in the Country

From my recent blogs, you might expect that the music you would hear in the mountains would be mostly country and bluegrass.  We do have more variety than you might expect.  Eastern Menonite University and local churches in Harrisonburg, VA, hosts a … Continue reading

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