Are You Ready? Play!
Written by Mendy Smith
Published: December 7, 2014 at 7:35 AM [UTC]
Every other week, we meet to rehearse and socialize. Mostly it is more socialization than rehearsal unless there is a deadline to perform, if only before a few friend and peers. What binds us is a common passion. Our ages range from 40's (me) to the the 70's. Our careers range from writers to biological statisticians. We are all equally challenged in counting to 4 reliably.
We're not pros by any stretch of the imagination, but we can pull off a passable Schumann after a grand total of 6 hours of rehearsal.
Our long range goals are to play and possibly record and post the 2nd movement of the Schumann Piano Quartet next year.
Now for some "Shooot! er, Schumann". Yes, that's what we meant... Stay slow and stay calm, and keep playing no matter what happens. What's a few notes missed -or not- between friends? Are you ready? Play! It's what matters.
Way cool, Mendy. What fun to be able to play with friends.
Awesome... but c'mon now, skip the 2nd movement & jump right into that gorgeous slow movement. You know you wanna!!! :-)
LOVE-ly music-- full of love for the music, and for each other's efforts. And a devoted tail-wagging audience, too. What more could you want? Thanks to all of you for sharing that little bit of bliss. Many of us jealous, methinks?