We were fortunate to be asked to play for a benefit for the Golisano Children’s Hospital. The event was at a private home in the Twin Eagles Community in North Naples. In fact, it was the residence of the son of Roald Dahl, writer of children’s books, most notably the book on which the “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” movie was based. Each corner of the house was decorated for Christmas. It was awesome! I learned it took them three weeks to decorate but I’m sure much longer to plan. There were so many things to see!
I was joined by my colleagues to form the Seaside String Trio.The host and hostess could not have been nicer. We were encouraged to have a look around before guests arrived and I took a bunch of pictures. Given the atmosphere, we performed mostly Christmas music with a few classical selections thrown in too.
We got so many wonderful comments. It was a really fun and memorable evening!