Last week we joined a sell-out crowd to hear Miranda’s concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. For the second year in a row she mesmerized the audience in that beautiful venue with her repertoire of rock, folk, and ballads. Several people mentioned to me that she just gets better and better. It’s hard to imagine a more satisfying evening of song. Strangers sitting next to me said they were stunned by her performance, they had only read about her and decided to come. I casually mentioned that she’s my daughter-in-law. It’s such fun to have a real celebrity in the family.

Earlier in the week we attended the Ipswich Schools String Orchestra Concert. Our own fourth graders Cecelia on the cello and Kristen on the violin did a great job. They only started playing their instruments last fall and we were impressed with the progress they’ve made in such a short time..
In the elementary grades Winthrop and Doyon students played together, but each grade, fourth, fifth, and sixth played with their own grade. All the middle school students played together, and then the high school students played. It was a delight to hear the progression from year to year. The high school orchestra was sensational.

All in all, it was a wonderful musical week for the Russell family.