Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Arsenal Trio

We are fortunate to have some good friends who are also very talented musicians, among them our friends in the Arsenal Trio. Ben Sung, Jihye Chang and Hrant Parsamian are scattered about the country, but we do get to see them from time to time, and we had a fun visit with them last week. They work very hard at their craft, and when they perform, they make it look easy, even though it isn't!

When the trio lived in our home town, we had a tradition of having lunch here at the house most Sundays. One of Hrant's favorite meals was "2 AM Ribs," so named because DH actually got up at 2:00 in the morning to put the ribs in the slow cooker.

We attended a recent concert in which they performed Schoenfield's Cafe Music (the coolest piece of music I've heard in a while) and Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor. As I was watching them perform, I thought, how lucky we are to know them, and how lucky we are to get to see them perform every now and then.

10 comments:

Jihye said...

2am Ribs - that's a great name for a dish (and even for a restaurant)!

Benjamin said...

It's never better to hear compliments than when they come from dear friends. We had a wonderful time with you and only wish we'd not had to leave so quickly!

TS said...

JIhye--we'll remember that if we ever open a restaurant! Ben--it was fun having you guys. See you tonight!

Hrant said...

we are lucky to have YOU as our friends you beautiful people:)
nice blog TS:) what would Dh stand for?
easy with the Wii i've had shoulder problems every time i touch it

TS said...

Hi, Hrant! DH can stand for "dear husband," "dumb husband," etc. It's very flexible!

Yes, I got a sore shoulder from playing with the boxing game. No, really! I'm pretty good at it!!

Jihye said...

I heard about that Wii problem Hrant has.. hehehe. Is it worse than Guitar hero? That was pretty severe for me..

Jihye said...

(Hey, Ben says "Dumpy Hubby" for DH)

TS said...

Jihye: I'd love to see you playing Guitar Hero! Did you guys get my mail?

Ben: Good thing DH doesn't read this. (Oh, wait a minute--he does read it!)

Hrant: I ran into Leah at Opera Night, and she is still talking about the baklava she didn't get to eat.

Jihye Gigi said...

Yes I was just going to email you about the DVD - it arrived yesterday. So nicely done! I have not watched it yet, but will email you after I do that. Thank you SO MUCH! (Oh and I played guitar hero when Matt Dunlap lived in Montgomery. It was fun but I was too into it, I suppose..)

TS said...

Great. The DVD is in HD widescreen, by the way.