January 2006

Good Luck, Good Karma...

January 31, 2006 17:19

Just got two invitations, one from a former roommate now conductor to perform with his chamber orchestra in 06-07 and the second - an invitation to play at the International Festival of Art and Ideas in New Haven, Connnecticut, this summer.

Lucky, cheerful, cooperative, and yes, HUMBLE.

The New Haven thing - well, what can I say? Strange, I worked for Da Camera of Houston for two years under the incredible leadership of a woman named Mary Lou Aleskie. She did nothing but encourage me to play the violin and was a great advisor regarding careers in music, arts administration, etc. Well now she's hiring me again - this time as an artist?

Life has a funny way of brining people and situations together...all you have to do is watch and listen for your cues, and that cue came in Penn Station (NYC) after leaving Buffalo. I saw Mary Lou and her husband walking through and we talked a bit.

So - like she said, don't go anywhere without letting people know where you are.

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Good Luck, Good Karma...

January 31, 2006 17:19

Just got two invitations, one from a former roommate now conductor to perform with his chamber orchestra in 06-07 and the second - an invitation to play at the International Festival of Art and Ideas in New Haven, Connnecticut, this summer.

Lucky, cheerful, cooperative, and yes, HUMBLE.

The New Haven thing - well, what can I say? Strange, I worked for Da Camera of Houston for two years under the incredible leadership of a woman named Mary Lou Aleskie. She did nothing but encourage me to play the violin and was a great advisor regarding careers in music, arts administration, etc. Well now she's hiring me again - this time as an artist?

Life has a funny way of brining people and situations together...all you have to do is watch and listen for your cues, and that cue came in Penn Station (NYC) after leaving Buffalo. I saw Mary Lou and her husband walking through and we talked a bit.

So - like she said, don't go anywhere without letting people know where you are.

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Post-Concert Wrapup

January 31, 2006 17:14

The second benefit concert has come and gone. Right now I"m feeling very grateful to many people,including all of the staff at the University of South Carolina School of Music for doing so much, including setting me up with Joseph Rackers, a BRILLIANT pianist, and Neal Casey, one of the most spontaneous musicians that I've ever worked with.

Neal and I did the Mozart Duo on one rehearsal - talk about being on your toes! I like that a lot.

Joe was great in rehearsals and we talked about many things, so easy to work with and such a gentle soul - as well as a GREAT sonata partner.

Now getting ready for the rest, whatever that may be. Funny to be in the place of "What NEXT?"

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