Jan. 21st, 2010

av8rmike: (violin)
I haven't talked about music stuff for a long time. I used to post once a week with amusing quotes from Jason, our orchestra conductor, but for a while I either haven't remembered things he's said or I couldn't properly take them out of context. Our next concert is the annual pops one, and this year is a strange mish-mash of some Broadway songs, some Gershwin, some Simon & Garfunkel(!), and even a little music from The Dark Knight and "Lord of the Dance". Usually I play in the first violin section, but for this concert my stand partner and I have been traded to the seconds, I assume for a first-round draft pick. I don't mind, because the pops concert tends to be a hell of a lot of work because of all the songs to learn. So, it won't be as bad playing second violin.

Monday night we sight-read the first movement of Mahler's 2nd symphony, the 30-minute-long funeral music. Jason had played it before with his youth orchestra a few years ago and must have wanted to see how we'd handle it. I wish I'd been playing 1st, but you can't have it all, I guess. Maybe in a few years we'll have it on a program.

There's also going to be a bit of a shake-up with my lessons. For the last six years, I've met my teacher at her different studios at the Peabody Conservatory. Last month we had a lesson when the school was supposed to be closed, and their security people found us and told her she wasn't supposed to be giving lessons, and to someone who wasn't a student. So now she's going to have to come to my apartment, which is fortunately only a block away, but which I have to clean up before I'd be comfortable letting someone in who doesn't know how messy I am.

Oh, and in case people want to know the particulars of the concert, it's Saturday February 13, at 7:30, at the Jim Rouse Theater in Wilde Lake HS, Columbia (MD). Ticket information and directions can be found on the orchestra's web site, or you can just pester me with questions.


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