Calling themselves the "Music or Die" Flute Ensemble, a group of young students from the Fribourg conservatory gave their spring year end recital in an unusual venue... the virtual world of Second Life on Music Island.
A supportive and appreciative audience of avatars whooped, applauded and even waved virtual lighters in encouragement of the young performers. Arranged by their teacher Thomas Coard, the audience got occaional auditory glimpses of the chaos that was behind the scenes in Thom's home studio as the occasional microphone thump or misplaced music caused suppressed giggles from the kids. They worked very hard to bring an hour of great music to life. The music and the enthusiasm of these youngsters... and the dedication and warmth of their teacher lifted spirits and hearts from around the world. We were so privileged to have them amongst us virtually for the afternoon on Music Island. It is great to share the photo of the faces behind the music.