I'm often asked what people in a small town like Caddo, Oklahoma do for fun and entertainment- besides go to potlucks and family reunions. The simple answer is that we do anything we want to do! It's true that we often have to drive to other towns or areas for that entertainment, but the positive side is that we also don't have to put up with the daily crowding, traffic, and stress that is so prevalent in the areas we visit. So we can go for the show, and reap the benefits of living near a city, without being stifled by it. That's what we did last night. My husband and I belong to the Red River Arts Council which partners with Southeastern Oklahoma State University to bring cultural experiences to the area. Last night we enjoyed the thrilling performance of Piffaro, The Renaissance Band. Piffaro "performs music of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods on a large and varied collection of early wind instruments, plucked strings and percussion." We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and it was free, thanks to the Arts Council, SOSU, sponsors, and grants.
Renaissance period not your favorite? Well, the next performer, October 17, will be soprano Loraine Sims, followed on November 17 by the Long Piano Duo. And if music just isn't your thing, I've heard there is also a tractor pull somewhere around here. The point is that "us country folk" don't miss out on anything, unless it's by choice.