|Posted by Tyler Leswing on November 6, 2013 at 2:55 PM|
There were about 20+ residencies present and waiting. Acacia is a warm and friendly place. It is not a stately or quiet Assisted Living Home as some of the others I've played at in NorCal; the seniors were definitely more vocal and energetic and wanted to engage with me. I found it a joy to play there as they seemed genuinely interested in my music and wanted to speak to me. They took a real interest in what I composed, and asked me many questions about my background as a musician and what I wanted to pursue in the future. We interacted between songs and the seniors gave me their comments and questions. After the show, I talked to several of the seniors and received a lot of feedback. One man said that one of my pieces should be part of a soundtrack to a movie and I was very flattered. Another woman said that I should name one of my untitled pieces after Acacia. There was a lot of great and interesting feedback. Overall, it was a very nice and pleasant experience that I hope everyone enjoyed. The residencies seemed very appreciative of the music. Some wanted to shake my hand at the end and it was a great honor. I was invited to come me back (: I realize how fortunate I was to be able to perform solo for 45 min to such a receptive audience.