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Quartet Tugs At Nosara's Heart Strings

by Giordano Ciampini

After years in the waiting, Nosarans finally got a chance to watch and listen to classical music in a live, open-air concert at the Del Mar Academy this past Saturday January 5th. The results were a resounding applause and a new appetite for classical arrangements.

Del Mar Academy students were the first up to take the stage, led by their professor; The students have been going back and forth to Nicoya to take part in the SINEM school's classes in the canton capital. They marched out in single-file, instruments tucked under their arms, and began to play for the crowd. A pair of tunes were turned out to the crowd, which clapped in earnest following the brief recital.

The crowd was far from the stereotypical aristocratic music aficionado paired to classical music. Folks from all walks of life, creeds, ethnicities and socioeconomic class were present to hear the lilting sounds emanating from flowing fingertips across string and wood; First-time listeners and lifelong lovers of classical sound were equally impressed with the performance.

 
   
 

“So nice to have culture and real music for once,” said Jerry Agee. “Just a real, good change from popular music. It's something different here in town, and these guys were just fantastic.” Agee's companion Quen Koetter agreed, adding that “it was great to get the community together.

“I'm content,” said organizer Gerardo Brenes. “I'm very contented and happy because lots of people came and the presentation was excellent, we sold all of the food that we brought, and raised money for the project; We feel especially happy because we see so many Costa Rican families here as well.”

Dozens of families were able to make it out to the concert, which got under way shortly before sunset. Although there were some kids itching to expend their energy stores, quite a few children were surprisingly content to sit and listen as the quartet effortlessly played their music, lulling the crowd into a tranquil place.

“Everything was great,” said Chandy Cabalceta Lopez. “It was very interesting, because I have heard classical music before in other ways, but this was my first time seeing it in concert.”

Cabalceta wants his children to become interested in music. His partner, Page Sieffert, believes that at least one child took a real liking to the sounds of the afternoon. “I think there's an interest,” said Sieffert. “Look at Sebastian, my son, he was just staring wide-eyed the whole time, he just loved it.”

“It's something special to hear classical music,” said concertgoer Kristin Blechinger. “I hope that it's not just the first, but also not the last time I hear this sort of concert here in Nosara.”

 

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