On Sunday, November 29, 2009, Resa's Pieces returned to play in the Winter Garden Atrium of Baycrest’s Apotex Centre. The sound soared to the upper floors – everyone had fun! People danced and enjoyed Fiddler on the Roof, Mama Mia, Sholom Aleichem and Waves of the Danube Waltz; clapped along to the beat of Latin Gold; enjoyed hearing What a Wonderful World sung to them by the talented Al Fitleberg; joined in singing along to The Sound of Music and finally, were treated to an early Hanukkah celebration with the tunes Hanukkah Highlights and The Three Moods of Hanukkah.
Playing for the Baycrest
Community is such a rewarding experience for the Band’s members.
And some pictures of our illustrious percussion section:
I was at Baycrest yesterday with my wife, visiting her Bubby (age 101). Your band did a great job!
Here's a photo (phone camera quality, unfortunately), from an unusual angle.
The audience was popping actual paper bags during 1812 Overture and it sounded like a cannon went off like it should! The band was giving ovations to their director, Resa Kochberg. And the crowd went wild at the end of our show. All in all it was an absolutely stellar finish to the 10th year of Resa's Pieces Concert Band! Soon we will have musical highlights from our concert on the Listen Up page, but for now here are some fun pictures before the show, during the show and afterwards. More pictures will be loaded soon into our Photo Gallery.
John and Itz before the concert.
Al and Harvey pal around before the show.
Resa at her best, introducing another piece with style, grace and wit.
The Original Resa's Pieces sings along with the band on their Anniversary Medley.
John Liddle plays a wonderful, Spanish-themed song.
Making music happen, and growing young while doing it.
Resa's Pieces performed a Hannukah Concert at the Beth Tzedec Synagogue on December 7 2008. Lots of families with lots of kids filled the room. The kids got a great education on the different families of instruments and of course there was lots of great music. Here are a couple of pictures of Resa and the band. There's also a video of the kids at the concert keeping the beat with maracas during "Star Wars." Good times were had by all at the Hannukah Carnival afterwards as well.