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Kelsey Z.

February 23, 2007 at 7:34 PM

Today is the big day - my recital! It's funny how, as a student, you spend days, weeks and even months preparing for a single concert event, audition or exam yet players who really aren't that much older than me, who are performing professionally already have to prepare many programs and play them all in short succession of one another. I've done that with orchestral programs before but that doesn't seem to have the same level of pressure as a solo recital event. For tonight's recital, my amazing Mom has worked really hard the past few weeks to make me a gorgeous dress that any princess would feel honoured to wear, I'm sure. It will be a really special night tonight as well because my Dad will be at the piano for the majority of the evening. He has accompanied me from right when I was little and first performed on my violin. Another special addition to tonight's program is a piece that my brother composed specially for me and he not only is going to be there tonight to see it but my Dad will take a break from the piano and my brother will be the pianist.

Have a stupendous day everyone!

From Liz Farley Metzger
Posted on February 23, 2007 at 8:12 PM
You'll be great. We want pics of the dress =)
From Karin Lin
Posted on February 23, 2007 at 8:41 PM
Congratulations, Kelsey! What is the program for your recital? I hope you'll consider posting pictures and/or audio and video. I love how your whole family is involved, especially with your father accompanying. That's just incredibly special. Best wishes for a memorable evening!
From Kelsey Z.
Posted on February 23, 2007 at 9:13 PM
Thanks Liz and Karin!

The program is:

Dvorak Sonatina (my Dad and I fell in love with this when I learnt the first mvt at age 13 so we really wanted to program the entire work!)
Rhapsody for piano and violin by my brother
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Bach G minor Sonata Adagio and Fugue
Lark Ascending by Vaughn-Williams
Lotus Land by Cyril Scott arr. by Kreisler
and the first mvt of Wieniawski's d minor concerto

Pictures of the dress are very likely to appear! I don't know about audio/video at this point. We are filming the concert but I don't know if I'll put anything up or not as of yet. :)

From Richard Hellinger
Posted on February 24, 2007 at 3:52 AM
Vaughan Williams!!! I love Vaughan Williams.. I hope your recital goes great!!!

Ill be looking for pictures..

From Neil Cameron
Posted on February 24, 2007 at 1:37 PM
Belated best wishes Kelsey, but I'm sure you were fantastic.

Neil

From Emily Grossman
Posted on February 24, 2007 at 5:55 PM
Well, how did it go? Will you be posting any footage?
From Laurie Niles
Posted on February 24, 2007 at 8:55 PM
How did it go? Hope you had a great time! And yes, I think we are all very curious about this dress....:)

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