Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holiday Season Starts at Sunrise!

Its the beginning of the holiday season! We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving this past week! We had a wonderful end our Thanksgiving break by performing some holiday music at Sunrise of Johns Creek. We had a great time kicking off the holiday season with such wonderful people; we wish everyone at Sunrise happy holidays!! 

Getting ready to perform--Santa hats and reindeer antlers at the ready! :)

The residents getting ready to listen some holiday favorites! 

Hyerine and I chat with some residents about our favorite holiday memories.

So glad that we could have alums Richard and Bill join us today! 

Best wishes for the upcoming holidays!
We will be performing at Benton House next Saturday then at the Cohen Home and Ivy Hall the following weekend. :)
"Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is. "
--Malcolm Arnold

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cohen Home

Today was our first time at the Cohen Home this semester! We got to see some old faces and meet some new ones. Instead of our normal prepared program, we decided to have another impromptu recital. Our recurring guests Joey and Pablo joined us again with their saxophone duets and we played pieces by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi, and we ended with a medley of Hanukkah songs to kick off our holiday season. Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend! Next performance we'll be starting our holiday program!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Back to Sunrise...with a twist!

We had the pleasure of performing again at the Sunrise of Johns Creek! It's our third time at the home this semester, so we hoped to change it up a bit for the residents. Instead of performing our typical program, we decided to try a recital-style performance for the residents instead. We had several solos and ensembles perform, and we got to showcase some of the wonderful talent we have in the club. I don't know when we'll have another chance to make a performance like this, but we hope that the residents enjoyed the change and enjoyed listening to some new music. :)
Our program included Dvorak's American String Quartet, Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins, Monti's Czardas, Telemann's Canon in Unison, and some 40s songs on the piano. Special shoutout to alum Noah Johnson for coming to play with us! 
Noah Johnson, Amy Zhang, Vivian Cheng, and Rachel Kim perform Dvorak's American String Quartet.

George Pan, Lauren Ha, Mariana Rodriguez, and Noah Johnson perform Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. 

Amy Zhang plays Monti's Czardas. 

We'll be back to Sunrise during the holiday season on Nov. 29 at 2 PM. Our next performance is in a couple weeks at the Cohen Home at 3 PM. 


"Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is. "
--Malcolm Arnold

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Back to Benton!

We had a great time returning to play at the Benton House! 
We started out with only a few people in the audience, but it was exciting to see the room fill up by the time we finished our first piece. It is always great to revisit the wonderful residents at Benton, and it was exciting to catch up with some familiar faces and get to know some new ones. :)

Thank you to everyone who came out! We were worried when we started out with a few people in the audience, but we were so glad to see the room fill up. 

Maya and Hyerine chat with a resident.

Annie catches up with some old friends.

Akhil (trying to) tell a joke or two.

George catching up with a familiar face. 

We'll be returning to the Benton House on Dec. 6 at 2 PM. We can't wait to share our holiday program with this fantastic group of people!

"Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is. "
--Malcolm Arnold

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Back to Sunrise!

Yesterday, we performed at the Sunrise of Johns Creek for the second time this year. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to perform, but luckily, I got to listen to our group and take pictures! Our group started off the performance by welcoming our guest soloists Pablo Gomez and Sean Kim. Then, we added some new pieces into our program for the residents, including an arrangement of various fiddle tunes. We hope they enjoyed it! 

Our lovely turnout :)

Chatting with the audience 
Annie and Janet listen to some interesting stories

Andrew, Lillie, Ellie, and Janet talking to a friend!

“You’ve grown so tall since the last time I’ve seen you!”
Our next performance will be at the Benton House on October 18th at 2:00 PM.
See you all then!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Back to Ivy Hall!

We got to perform at the Ivy Hall Senior Living Home yesterday, and it was the first time we visited them in a while. It was great to go back and perform for a group of very fun and welcoming residents. Our program started just as many of the residents were finishing their lunches, so we had a lot of residents join us as the performance went on. We even got to play a special encore for those who arrived later and wanted to hear more from us! We were glad to do so, and we grabbed some classic songs out of our repertoire: Canon in D and the birthday song. We even had a particular resident who danced during Arkansas Traveler and sang during America the Beautiful and Over the Rainbow. Oh, and a special shout-out to those who came out of their rooms upstairs, and listened to us from the second floor! It was great to see the residents having fun and enjoying our performance! :) 
The group who performed (minus Carson who had to leave)

Mariana, Annie, and Felipe grab a selfie with a few residents! Even in the older generation, girls love taking pictures more than guys. :P

We'll be back at the Sunrise Home next week, 10/4 at 2PM! We're so excited to go back, and we're looking forward to playing a new program for them! 

"Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is. "
--Malcolm Arnold

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Benton House!

We went to the Benton House today for our 2nd performance of the season! We always love visiting this home, and it was so great to see familiar faces again as well as meeting some new residents! Talking with the residents was great, as always, and it was wonderful to catch up with friends and get to know new ones. We'll be back to the Benton House on October 18th. :)
The group performing Salut d'Amour

The residents enjoying the performance
Our lovely performing group :) See any new faces? 

Our next performance is next week, 9/27, at Ivy Hall. We're looking forward to visiting there again!
Until next time,

"Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is. "
--Malcolm Arnold

Saturday, September 6, 2014

First Performance of the 2014-2015 Season!

We are so excited to finally get back into the Notes of Joy season for this upcoming year! We had our very first performance at the Sunrise of Johns Creek, and it was an exciting day for both us and the residents.
This year, we have lots of new friends joining Notes of Joy, and I’m so thrilled to see them share their talents throughout the community and spread their love for music!
As always, it was so great to see so many familiar as well as new faces at the Sunrise of Johns Creek.

We had a warm welcome from the senior citizens, and without fail, they brought smiles to our faces with their thoughtful compliments and joy for our music.

Setting up!

For this performance, we featured Joey Park and Pablo Gomez, who performed two saxophone duet pieces!

George welcomes everyone back into the NOJ season!
After our performance, we all had a chance to speak with the senior citizens!
Everyone having a good time!
Meeting new friends J

Our next performance will be at the Benton House on Saturday, September 20, at 3:00 PM!
See you all very soon!