I have been busy up to my earballs and really miss my daily or sort-of-daily time reading v.com.
Midori is playing with the Nashville Symphony this weekend. I can't afford to go right now, unless I can find a friend who is a student who might take me as a guest for $10. It is probably sold out, though, so I don't know that that would work, either.
Can you sense the negativity oozing like mayonaise out of this email?
Because Nashville just built this amazing and awesome new hall for the Symphony, it now costs more than a few bucks to get in.
Most musicians I know who aren't playing in the hall can't afford to go see concerts there.
What is wrong with this picture?
I mean, it could always be a "splurge" purchase. We all make those from time to time whether we can afford it or not, right? But somehow I can't justify it.
Well. Besides that, all sorts of good things going on. I'm back in the swing of teaching, and love teaching from my home. I've got mostly viola students, but not exclusively. It would be fun to put them together into little ensembles and coach them. I cower in fear of the thought of being an orchestra director in the schools or being in front of a classroom, but a trio or quartet sounds very stimulating.
Right now I'm recoridng for them. The 12 little duets by Mazas arranged for violin and viola. Actually, tonight I'm just doing no.1 and 2. I put all new strings on both instruments yesterday so I have to keep checking and re-tuning so they are in tune with each other when I put the tracks together.
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