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Mendy Smith

Countdown to Concert Time

May 12, 2006 at 4:04 AM

It is now T-9 days and counting until my orchestra has our concert the Saturday after this one. Dress rehearsal is this coming Tuesday. I haven't played a concert in a very long time and I must admit I am getting a bit nervous. There are still some parts that I have a difficult time with at concert tempo, but I'm almost there. I've been practicing about 2 hours each day after work to get it down. So that means no dinner until after 8pm. Practice, practice, practice!

My father will be coming over from Washington and staying over the weekend to hear me play in the concert. The last time he heard me play in a concert was :::clearing the cobwebs of my memory::: almost 25 years ago. This almost makes me feel like I'm 12 years old again. He is still a bit supprised that I've kept this up for so long, but I am so happy that I did. It is the main reason why I don't lose arguments with myself when I'm talking to myself :P

I have also discovered that my little sister (younger but taller), has now joined v-com to lurk in the background heckle me! :) Ok, so the heckling hasn't started yet, but the potential is there. Maybe, just maybe, by reading everyone's posts she will take on violin/viola as well as horseback riding and stable managing. (probably not!)

From bill _
Posted on May 12, 2006 at 3:54 PM
I skimmed the title and did a double take--my mind saw "Meltdown at Concert-time."
From Karin Lin
Posted on May 12, 2006 at 9:14 PM
Good luck with the concert, Mendy! I remember being very nervous when I played in my first concert after a break of five years. All these things I'd never worried about before started freaking me out: "What if I break a string?" "What if my music falls off the stand?" "What if I come in at the wrong time?" But I did fine, and so will you!

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