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Bart Meijer

Too Much of a Good Thing

May 24, 2010 at 8:51 PM

In my violin propositions for 2010 I included "finding people to play with". Well, I found them. One is a colleague microbiologist cum pianist, and next Friday I'm going to play in a Haydn sonata with him; the other is a new "chamber symphony orchestra" (huh? what's that? we'll see). Auditions are Saturday morning, after the Haydn concert, and I've let my wonderful teacher talk me into playing a Mozart concerto (K 216). There are three orchestral excerpts to prepare, as well: from the Scherzo from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream, from Mozart's 39th Symphony, and from Brahms' Second.

Wish me luck; I need it!

Edit: it's not a Chamber Symphony Orchestra, but a Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra. I have no idea what that is, either.

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on May 25, 2010 at 12:51 AM

Good luck, aim for the moon and if you don't succeed to get there, you'll still fall in the stars! ; )

All the best for these events!



From Yixi Zhang
Posted on May 25, 2010 at 3:22 AM

If you teacher thought you should play Mozart #3, then you must have done a fine job with this piece already. Good for you! Good luck with audition!

From al ku
Posted on May 25, 2010 at 11:27 AM

go bart! go cure them! :)

From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on May 26, 2010 at 2:31 AM

 Good luck!  This is not too much of a good thing, this is the right amount :)

From Bart Meijer
Posted on May 27, 2010 at 6:49 AM

Anne-Marie, Yixi, al, Karen,

thank you all very much for your words of encouragement. I'll keep them in mind during the concert and the audition, and I'm sure they will help.


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