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Kelsey Z.

the event.....the audience...and yes...the dress!

February 28, 2007 at 6:13 PM

Didn't Madonna say in one of her songs, "Music brings the people together" ? Well I'm not sure she had a recital event like the one I held last week in her mind when she wrote those lyrics but it's so incredibly true, no matter the genre!

So some of you have been wondering and waiting about how the whole event went but probably are really in fact more interested in the dress which I'll include a picture of in this post. Did I mention before that the bottom of the skirt is 30 ft around???? :O! Anyways...apologies for the delays. I was in Vancouver for the weekend to rehearse, have a lesson and see my sister and now it's auditions - AH!

The concert...recital...whatever you want to call it, was a blast! I wasn't nervous and for the most part I was very satisfied with my performance. A couple of glitches, particularly in my Bach (I guess that's what I get for trying it by memory after already having been playing for 45 minutes) but overall it went very well and there were a lot of appreciative people in attendance! Lots of friends and people I've known for years who have been there for me since the day I started playing were in violin teacher of the last 6 years here, my two piano teachers, people from work. It was a really supportive, great audience! Overall too, I must say, a very well behaved one too! There wasn't much coughing that I noticed or crinkling candy wrappers!

I really don't know what to write... I was completely on air the whole time. I felt like I had acheived a new level of control in my playing and I didn't find my mind wandering. I was completely in the moment. It's sad in a way though too... I've been so excited for so long about doing this recital and I've put so much work and effort into preparing for it and in a matter of two hours, it was over but at the same time the energy and excitement of doing such a performance glowed on. Is there always going to be this bittersweetness when it comes to doing concerts? I truly am in love with the stage. *sigh* When will I see it again?

I hope you all love the dress as much as I do! And a huge thank you to anyone who reads this who was at my concert, it was truly a special and amazing evening for me for so many different reasons and I can't thank you enough for being a part of that.

From Scott 68
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 6:29 PM
very nice
From Karin Lin
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 7:34 PM
Wow! That's so wonderful that it went well. I agree, there's nothing like the high after a successful performance. Gorgeous dress too; your mother is an artist as well. :)
From Elizabeth Smith
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 9:19 PM
Wow, that is a beautiful dress. I'm glad your concert was wonderful.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 9:25 PM
Ooo pretty!

If I'd been anywhere in the area, I would have loved to watch you play. Good for you, and I hope you have more recitals planned in the near future.

From Neil Cameron
Posted on March 1, 2007 at 1:31 AM
Way to go Kelsey!!


From Bram Heemskerk
Posted on March 1, 2007 at 11:36 AM
Don't fall or stumble with this long (and fine)dress.
From Terez Mertes
Posted on March 1, 2007 at 5:50 PM
Wow, that's so cool on so many levels - the dress, the success of the recital, your comments.

Just... very cool! Congrats on all of the above.

From Linda Lerskier
Posted on March 1, 2007 at 8:12 PM
I love the dress... and the color green!

Awesome job with your recital!

From Liz Farley Metzger
Posted on March 2, 2007 at 5:13 AM
Beautiful! Glad it went well.

Aren't really full skirts so much Fun to wear???


From Pauline Lerner
Posted on March 2, 2007 at 10:49 PM
I'm glad your recital went so well. You look great in that gorgeous dress.

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