December 4, 2006 at 7:54 PMI really am greatful to have such a busy concert schedule this season. It is enough, but not too much. Such a great balance. I learned over the weekend that I need to practice christmas concert music just like I would any other concert music. I was switched up to asst. concertmaster at the last minute,(she wasn't there) and had an extra level of anxiety playing so close to the conductor.
I actually did practice the music, but not to the extent taht I could play it well without my fingerings.
Does any one else have the problem in orchestra when you sit inside player, not being able to use the music you prepared with?
I think I'm in love with my cats today. Or I'm just in a sentamental and good mood. One of them coughed up her first hairball. And then her second. And tried for a third, but couldn't quite get it out. I was all over her cheering her on and taking care of her as if she was sick. It felt good to do that for me, anyway. I don't think she thought much about it, as she wnted so much to play with her coughed up grossness. Yuck.
Anyway. Getting down to practice for the next concert weekend of christmas programs.
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