The first half of the ILIA (Illinois/Iowa) Cello Exchange happened the weekend of October 22-23. Seven young cellists from the Western Springs and Naperville schools plus Alex and Sally, joined forces with cellists from the Preucil School in Iowa City for a wonderful weekend of cello music and community.
After a fun, but full Saturday rehearsing, we performed outside on Sunday at a pumpkin patch. We sat on hay bales! The weather couldn’t have been better. Thank you to the Iowa teachers: Laura Shaw and Kate Vos for organizing a terrific weekend. We look forward to the return visit from the Iowa folks in March!