It’s been a long weekend! My musical theater company and I performed 3 shows of the original musical Happily Ever After. Wow, this was such a fun musical – it is a satire on the traditional fairy tales. You favorite fairy tale characters are portrayed in a way you have probably never seen before. This show was so cleverly written – we got some good laughs. Check out some pictures:
Recently, I was asked by Mr. William Suit – a wonderful pianist, vocalist, and composer – to record a podcast. I am so fortunate that I have had the honor of working with Mr. Suit for years. He started me off right on my vocal journey, helping me to learn the correct techniques and to be self-confident. Not only that, but Mr. Suit gave me opportunities I would not have found anywhere else. A year or two back he asked me to record vocals for his CD of children’s songs, In My Backyard – he had composed all the music and wrote the lyrics. Mr. Suit continues to assist dozens of young, aspiring vocalists and pianists to start off on a path towards a successful music career or a satisfying hobby. Mr. Suit is truly a fabulous musician, artist, and mentor! I look forward to working with him in the future.
You can check out the podcast at this link:
Give a Hoot Interview With Elisabeth Baer
A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to receive the People’s Choice award in the Carl Sandburg poetry contest. The awards ceremony took place last weekend in North Carolina. My family and I drove up Friday morning so that we could attend. While there, we visited the Carl Sandburg house, which is now a National Park. Check out the pictures above and my poem below!
…and yet another fun cabaret has gone by! This time, I performed two pieces I absolutely adore – America (West Side Story), and Je Veux (by Zaz). In America, I was honored to have been able to accompany Ms. Ashlyn, a phenomenal dancer. As a surprise, I prepared and dedicated Je Veux to Mme Maryse, my wonderful friend and French teacher.
I was honored that my family and friends came to see my performances! Check out the recordings below.
I cannot wait till the next cabaret! Please comment and let me know what you think.
I got my first full-size violin just a couple of weeks ago! Woo-hoo! And boy, do I love her – which is very appropriate since I got her on Valentine’s Day. In honor of this, I have named her my Sweet Valentine. Who knows – maybe she will be the violin I take with me through the rest of my life. Check out the pictures – isn’t she just beautiful? And she sounds so wonderful… like melted caramel.
Last week marked my second Emory Orchestra concert! I am so honored that I get to be a part of this wonderful orchestra. We performed a very nice program, I believe. Check out the recordings at the links below! Please let me know what you think in the comments.
Symphony in D Major, op. 11 Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Fantasia in F Tracey Rush
Unter Donner Und Blitz, Schnell-Polka (Thunder and Lightning, Quick Polka)Johann Strauss Jr.:
Woohoo! Once again, I got the opportunity to be a part of my acting studio’s Cabaret! I had so much fun playing some fiddle music – I performed Cotton-Eyed Joe! This was a special treat for me, as I mostly play classical music! Special thanks to my wonderful violin teacher Mr. Crane, who arranged the violin music and created the soundtrack.
I also sang I Could Have Danced All Night. This is such a special song and I got to be like Audrey Hepburn aka Eliza Doolittle for a few minutes…😊 I also had the honor of working on this piece with Ms. Ashlyn, a wonderful dancer! Mr. Don joined us for the second performance and made it very funny.😊 Here are the recordings:
I would love to hear what you think!