December 2005

The Lark Ascending

December 13, 2005 00:00

The performance has come and gone, and I'm still somewhat amazed. We all dream/plan/practice, but then the day comes, the orchestra starts, and the realization - immediately - that the fiddle player coming in is one's SELF?!?! It went well, the audience was receptive and many people had great things to say. Most importantly I know what needs to be done for the next performance, which takes place in January - with a yet unknown pianist.

Still reeling sometimes from the Hurricane, I'm now doing lots of paperwork.

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New direction

December 1, 2005 16:04

I laugh on the inside now, as today I found myself "wearing two hats" - specifically, preparation for the concert is going smoothly and I was also able to write a press release for the orchestra. This was not that big of a deal - for two years I worked in Arts Administration and for some reason felt that at the time being in that office was the "right" thing, even if it seemed that the "job" was getting in the way of my violin playing.

SO, I wrote a press release last night and have been involved in "distribution" while still being able to practice. Have a feeling that this may be going on for a bit duing the next year while the "solo" stuff keeps going - which is what I would like to happen.

It is funny, however, spending one's life dreaming about playing solo concerts and then finding yourself with the reality of being tied to the metronome and Sevcik Op. 1 parts 2 and 4!
At least it's meaningful and I'm happy.

SO...if anyone ever needs a press release written, find me...samuelathompson@yahoo.com

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