Last night, Karen and I attended the second concert of this summer’s Lewes Chamber Music Festival. This was a performance by a brass ensemble called Brass Engine. They played a mix of composed classical and modern music, church music and renaissance dances.
The Festival is organized by Sheridan Seyfried, a conservatory student, musician and composer and the son of our friends Steve and Elsie Seyfried. Last night included the premier of Sheridan’s Mad Jack’s Revenge, a new composition commissioned by Brass Engine.
Sheridan is the eldest of five. His younger brother is entering his second year (I think) at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. His younger sister, a high-school student, has just started a year of study in Thailand. The two younger siblings also show promise of creativity and individuality.
Karen and I feel that, if we can do half as well with our kids as Steve and Elise have done raising theirs, we will have done well.
By the way, if you ever have a chance to hear a brass ensemble this good, take it. What a full, rich, sweet sound.