John Lesaca playing Looking Through The Eyes of Love

What joy to hear John Lesaca playing the violin! It was not the beautiful music that emanated from the violin that took my breath away. It was his expression and feelings that went into the violin playing. I miss playing musical instruments. How long has it been? 10 years, perhaps? These days, the only keys that my fingers touch are my macbook’s keyboard.

I remember as a teen how I poured my emotions into playing the piano, guitar and musical organ.

My piano teacher, Pilar B. Sala (who was incidentally the teacher of my mom and 3 other sisters) taught me to feel the music and only then will one play the music so beautifully. She’d yell “expression, expression” as I run my fingers through the piano keys. That’s why I often gaze at the artist during their performance so I can feel their passion placed into the song.

Everyone in the audience during the SieMatic BeauxArts Kitchen Press Launch fixed their gaze towards John Lesaca’s face as he nimbly fiddled with his violin. What a beauty to behold.

Music is so comforting. It’s a respite from all these tragic and depressing news.

Here’s another amaterurish video I took:

John Lesaca playing Somewhere in Time

Asides

1. SieMatic BeauxArts Kitchen Designs

My first attempt at video/photo reporting.

2. FREE Seminar on Education for parents: Who is to blame for your child’s Failure?

Seminar to be held May 24, 2008 at 09:00 AM
Venue: Club Filipino
Cost: Free
Speaker: Jerome Castro
Reservation: 631-2262 to 67

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You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

  • http://www.RadiantView.com Lorna Dietz

    Noems, when I look at the YouTube videos of the renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, I feel the same thing… it is the pathos of the expressions that moves me… Check out the YouTube video on Libertango from the movie, “The Tango Lesson” — and you will see Yo-Yo Ma play his cello like a tender lover dancing the tango.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=z_exd6U1ubY

    Watch the June issue of Filipinas Magazine at http://FilipinasMag.com. There is a profile I wrote about a Fil-Am jazz pianist that will be published in this issue. Looks like I’m paying more attention to musicians.

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @Lorna- oh we feel the same. Thanks for the link.

  • http://dine.racoma.com.ph SexyMom

    this reminds me of the happy days we had with John Lesaca, who was very young then at that time, more than 25 years ago, when i only had angelo and monica, he (or was it his parents) were our neighbors in UP village. when he had the chance, he woud, on the invitation of my brother-in-law, come over to the house for jamming sessions. while he was with his violins, the other member of the family and friends would be in the grand piano or guitar, or whatever.

    i would always be dreamy eyed then (in my early 20s). it was like attending a John Lesaca concert which goes on till the early morning. oh…memories!

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