Happy New Year! As we all get our fresh new start this January, a great way to get yourself or your child re-inspired about playing violin is to attend a live performance. Bundle up and venture out into the cold this month to catch one of the DC area's excellent performances:
1) January 15: The NSO at the Kennedy Center
As a former member of the Development Department at the Kennedy Center, I'm still enthralled by the top-notch performances and amazing atmosphere that the KC offers.
Update 1/14/11: Just saw this performance last night -- it was very enjoyable. The soloist was excellent, but I'm partial to the Sibelius in the 2nd half of the concert. It was worth it if you can get tickets for tonight or tomorrow!
2) January 15, Fairfax Symphony at the Center for the Arts, GMU
This is a free performance of two great pieces. You'll love the somewhat rarely heard instrumental combination of piano, horn, and violin.