October 2, 2008

African Safari Engagement

RPO Concertmaster Juliana Athayde and Principal Oboist Erik Behr returned from their September trip to Cape Town, South Africa with more than just the wonderful photos from their safari at a luxury game reserve. Juliana also returned with an engagement ring!

They travelled to Cape Town to visit Erik’s family. This picture was taken the morning after their engagement (the two giraffes are cuddling too!).

While there, they also played a duo recital that benefitted a local charity that provides housing and work to people with disabilities; and Erik researched and interviewed South African composers in connection with writing his doctoral dissertation for Rice University where he is a doctoral candidate.

The RPO regular season starts this weekend with the first orKIDStra concert. Be sure to check out Juliana’s ring (she’s very excited about it!).

1 comment:

David Meisel said...

Very cool blog. Keep the posts coming.

Vist my blog on African Safari Stories. www.safari-stories.blogspot.com and www.southafrican-wildlife.blogspot.com