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Kelsey Z.

March 4, 2006 at 5:13 AM

Into March and spring is near. Or is it? Dun dun dun. It's still pretty cool here, the snow has only finally gone aways at the beginning of this week. I think Spring is finally starting to come though! And with that, allergies!

One more week of school and then I get a break for a couple of weeks. I'll be working a bit during the break and will be down to Vancouver again for a lesson, a concert (my teacher is doing a concert featuring Prokofiev Sonata No.1, a Rosza piece and the Stravinsky Divertimento!!!!). It will be nice to get away for a few days and not have the pressures of school and everything to catch up on.

Gradually I'm starting to adjust to the quietness of the house without my dog. It's still so weird to not have her here when i come home and not have to be taking her out and playing with her. It's starting to get better but I'm still having my lapsing moments where something really sticks out and twanges the nerves and makes me remember her and cry again. But slowly it is getting better.

I thought I had avoided the political world of the music festival here this year. Last year, for those of you who have read my blog, know that I played a huge program consisting of the Barber Concerto, Beethoven Sonata No.8, Kulesha Caprice No.1, Robinovitch Adieu Babylon, part of the Bach C major Sonata, and the Souvenir d'Amerique. This year, I decided that since I've done that for the last several years and every year because of political favorings and pre-determined results the players who really deserve to win and move on, don't (and I don't mean me). So this year I decided I would take a break and just not play and go and watch my friend who's signed up to do the warhorses of the Tchaikovsky concerto and Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata among other things. This week I was asked to play viola for the music school's chamber orchestra, I figure that 1 violist to 20 other musicians seems a bit unfair so next Wednesday evening I will be sitting there, after having had the viola and music one day to practice and I'll be performing. Ah!

From C. Veronica Smith
Posted on March 4, 2006 at 2:12 PM
Lucky! We're expecting major snow today.

I'm sorry about your dog, and glad it's getting easier for you.

From C. Veronica Smith
Posted on March 4, 2006 at 2:12 PM
Lucky! We're expecting major snow today.

I'm sorry about your dog, and glad it's getting easier for you.

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