Got all the music for our next symphony concert. It will be a children's concert and we are playing Peter and the Wolf, a Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and a new piece written by a college cellist in our group. The conductor said that "kids need to know that not all composers are dead". Several professional dancers will perform with us-they received a grant of some kind to work out new choreography.
I am working on ricochet and col legno bowings that are in the Brittin piece. It really flies, so I am struggling to keep up. I received Fischer's Basics book for Christmas and am using his practice exercises to improve those techniques. The fugue at the end of the piece sounds like an orchestra free-for-all, so I'm not sure how perfect I will need to be anyway.
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