We received a beautiful description of our Friday afternoon Brett School concert with Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem from Margaret Rieser:
I have never felt so moved (actually, I did have to wipe some tears away) as I did when Rani arbo and daisy mayhem played at the Brett School. The students were invited by the band to move around, and that, along with the music which made it even more impossible for students to sit still on bleachers in the gym on a Friday afternoon, was all it took to turn the majority of the student body (and a good number of teachers) into a sea of dancers. How beautiful to see children, usually so overly-controlled, move in their own ways to live music. The band members were artful in their ability to work with the students, bringing them to attentive silence following the action.
The "attentive silence following the action" was remarkable. After several dance numbers the band brought everyone back to their seats and sang a gorgeous a cappella song, "Sylvie," and students of all ages listened with focus and attention.
The Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem residency was sponsored by Addison Mason Builders, BEAM Construction Associates, Inc., Chocorua Camping Village, Hidden Automotive, Paul L. King Land Surveying & Civil Engineering, North Country Fair Jewelers, Yankee Smokehouse, and is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies, and with support from the K. A. Brett School, the Tamworth PTA, and the Yeoman’s Fund for the Arts.