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Kelsey Z.

there's nothing like page turning...

March 8, 2006 at 4:48 PM

There's nothing like turning pages for your friends performance in competition to add a little bit of stress. I mean, she only played the Bach Ciaccona (which I didn't have to turn pages for, obviously) the Ravel Tzigane, the complete Prokofieff D major Sonata and the complete Tchaikovsky concerto. No pressure at all. None. Really. Not. How in the world does someone manage to have enough stamina to get through all of that in a day? The Bach and Ravel were basicly back to back in the mid-afternoon and the Tchaik and Prokofieff back to back in the mid-evening. I'd maybe agree to doing one of the "shorter" pieces with the Tchaikovsky with the exception of the Bach but really, that's like commiting a slow suicide over an afternoon and evening. Anyways, my friend did really amazingly well and my only mishaps in the roughly 130 pages turned were the book sort of fell off a bit (I caught it and got it back up without mucking the pianist up), two pages turned once, and the book wouldn't stay open once so i had to stand there draped over the piano holding the book open.

I'm playing a new violin these days!(did i mention this already?) I got it last week and have it on loan. It's a gorgeaus full, rich, deep, almost viola like sound. It hasn't been played in several years so at first it was rather closed in but still showed great potential and is proving to live up to it's initial sound!

I've been able to practice a bit more this past week (because I've been skipping school so shhh...) which has been incrediably enjoyable. All year I've been lucky to get in a couple hours a day, 4 days of the week which when compared to my 4-6 hours a day in the summer and all year last year is quite a significant difference and it really frustrates me but the end is near. I get a break starting next week and my course load becomes a bit lighter in May and then in June, goodbye highschool! Well...almost goodbye. Next year i want to go back as a "mature" student and take one, maybe two courses for the first semester to upgrade for university entrance but two courses in comparison to 5 should be fairly easy and managable.

And lastly - March 8th - We have snow (again)!

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