My DGD the bassoon player was one of 110 young Amercian musicians
selected for the first National Youth Orchestra tour:
We learned about two weeks before she left that she needed a "dressy
dress, at least knee length, with sleeves, NOT strapless, modest,
washable, etc." She described the dress she wanted, we shopped for
fabric, and after a couple of fittings, I delivered the dress (and a
purse made of the same lace) two days before they left for New York
and points east (Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London).
And, here she is, wearing the dress to an opera in St. Petersburg,
(I hope those links work they are from her Facebook page)
The group was taken to see Tosca at the Mariinsky II Theater, after
which they met several cast members. They performed a concert there
to a sold out house the following night. It was an amazing
opportunity for all the kids.
- posted 6 years ago