July 17, 2006 at 10:33 PMI can't express how good it feels to be practicing again! I've been playing about an hour of piano a day and have worked up my violin playing to 3 hours again. The last time I did a good 3 hours of playing in a day is so far back I can hardly remember! It feels great to be practicing so much. I've even managed to blister the tips of 2 of my fingers, so progress is being made hehe.
My friend has got me addicted to the band Zero 7 which I've been listening to a lot the past couple of weeks. I'm also really digging the new Vienna Teng album which is being released later this month. You can hear 4 tracks off of it on her website and it's just amazing!
And finally.... The Okanagan Symphony's "vote on a conductor" season is over and the new directora are announced. Rosemary Thompson and Pierre Simard are the two conductors left standing after 6 different ones took their turns conducting the orchestra this past season and the audience was provided the opportunity to vote on which one they wanted. So the final decision will not be made until the end of next year after the orchestra has done 3 concert tours under each director as to which director will become the new principle artistic director. I personally hope that Simard gets the job but we'll see. It will be interesting to work under both of them this next year. I'm still waiting to hear about the repertoire for the season though. Hmm.... I know there's a Schumann piano concerto and some Mozart but that's it.
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