June 2007

From the Top taping! (and other violin activities)

June 25, 2007 22:38

It's been a busy month, so this blog entry is way overdue, but better late than never!

The last time the radio show "From the Top" was taping in my area, I didn't get tickets in time. Especially now that I've become friends with Roving Reporter Caeli Smith and her mom (largely thanks to Violinist.com), I wasn't about to let that happen again! As soon as I heard the announcement on my local classical radio station, I went online and snapped up two tickets for the June 1 event in San Francisco.

I was not disappointed. The concert was inspiring and motivating as I'd expected, but also just a lot of fun. Unfortunately I've temporarily misplaced my program so names and details are fuzzy, but we heard an impressive young violinist named Zenas Hsu give what I thought was an excellent performance of the Kreutzer sonata, along with a clarinetist, pianist, quartet, and cello/piano duo. And, of course, Caeli and host Christopher O'Riley were as great as they've always seemed to me on the radio.

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I also got to meet Caeli's mom, who looks so young that I thought she was Caeli's SISTER at first! :)

I'm averaging only one violin lesson a month this summer due to my own vacations not intersecting with my teachers, so I've found my practice waning a bit as well. But that's okay...it's summer, and there will always be time for violin. I did take my (old) violin with me on a weekend camping trip with illusions of playing unaccompanied Bach among the trees. Which I did, for about five minutes, before I found myself playing and stomping around the campgrounds to "The Ants Go Marching" with my two little girls banging on makeshift drums created from sticks and camping dishes. Like I said, it's summer. :) I hope you are all enjoying yours as much as I am mine!

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