Tuesday, May 26, 2009

That's My World Tuesday #32: Aycock Auditorium


"Where the Wind (Ensemble) Blows"
Greensboro, NC - May 2009 (Click to embiggen)
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With the holiday falling as it did this week, I nearly forgot that it was time for My World again, and since I didn't have a queue of posts lined up it completely got away from me. Fortunately, there's little shortage of photo opportunities in my corner of the world, so I nearly always have a shot in my hip pocket. Like this one of Aycock Auditorium at UNC Greensboro, where my son is currently majoring in Music Education. He'll play quite a few performances in this building and the Brown building two doors down before he graduates next year, but his association with the building goes back to his sophomore year of high school when he performed with the All-State Wind Ensemble. The middle and high school all-state performances are held here because Greensboro is nearly exactly halfway between Raleigh and Charlotte, and Fayetteville is only slightly further away.
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18 comments:

Guy D said...

Music education? Wow that sounds fun. Great pic as well, beautiful building.

Have a great week Mojo
Guy
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Sylvia K said...

Great photo, Mojo! How neat your son is majoring in music, my oldest son did as well. Beautiful building! Have a great week!

Janie said...

Looks like your son has a great place to perform and for you to listen to the performances. Music education should be a very rewarding field.

SaoirseDaily2 said...

Nice photo, as always. How have you been? I started a photo contest on my blog. Come by and enter.

Hope you had a nice holiday weekend.

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful columns on that building. Very evocative of a lot of colonial-era Indian buildings, too.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful building for a musician to perform in. I very much like these clean, classical designs. They are elegant and they age well.

Any chance we'll ever get an audiocast of your son's making music?

Mama Zen said...

Pretty building! The name sounds familiar, but I can't figure out why.

magiceye said...

that is a very impressive building and also great to know that your son is majoring in music!

Robin said...

It's a lovely building. It feels like it should be Haycock though, not Aycock. I've never heard the name Aycock before and what can I say, it just doesn't feel right to me.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

So your son plays a wind instrument? Cool! My daughter plays the oboe - but not professionally - for fun and in a small band. ;-)

Great that there's a suitable venue approximately the same distance from three of the major cities in NC.

jams o donnell said...

Nice shot Mojo. I would imagine it is an excellent venue too. Happy WW

Mariposa said...

Wow, your son is majoring music. That sounds fun!

I'm a bit early withy my post and making my early rounds… Happy WW!

Mariposa's WW

Arija said...

A nice place to make music in. All of our family except for me make music...I make the coffee.

stan said...

I'm always thankful for my parents for having started me on many music instrument which unfortunately, I have given them up along the way. BUt today, my love for music of all kinds - I truly owe it to them!

Pouty Lips said...

You must be very proud of your son. it sounds like he's quite the musician being in the high school wind ensemble and all.

Daryl said...

So its safe to say the son is as windy as the father? In a very good way, of course .. ;=D

Carmi said...

The architecture quite simply takes my breath away. As I read about your son's association with this building, I thought about the lovely campus of my alma mater in Montreal, and how I'd often stand on the quad and stare at the facades whenever I needed some inspiration.

I'm willing to bet your son, who obviously inherited the artistic gene from you, does the same thing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What does he play, Mojo? I played (very nominally) the flute. Seeing that Aycock name on the building... I descend from some Aycocks who were in early Colonial NC. Wonder if that's a relation of some sort. Sorry, I'm a genealogy nut. LOL!

Sheila :-)