First professional orchestra
I am proud of my little girl. She's missed two summers of festivals because of the pandemic at a fairly critical age, so she decided to audition for the subs list in what is the closest thing here to a freeway philharmonic, https://www.chamberorchestraofthetriangle.org/
. When the audition results came back, instead of the subs list, she was invited to play the season on an educational fellowship that normally goes to a college kid, with full pay. It's a small orchestra with something like 40 musicians and only 4 in her section, so they get to perform some neat repertoire; concerts are in a wonderfully restored, historic downtown theater from the 1920s. It will be a wonderful extension beyond the very good youth orchestras she's been part of, and a good glimpse into the performing lives of professional musicians. After so much missed last year and this year, we are grateful to have a special opportunity like this!
This is fantastic to read, bravo!
Congrats! This sounds aesome :)
That's impressive! (How old is your daughter? I'm guessing more likely to be 16 than to be 12 ;) )
Well, thanks! It will be a big change from youth orchestras where they perform just a few times and learn the pieces sitting in rehearsals over several months; this is the real world! :-) And some really neat repertoire.
Oh that’s wonderful! Glad for some good news in times like these. Congratulations…
That is really great - and she is old enough to fully gain from the experience and gain life-long lessons.
RTP is not an area that is known for being full of dimwits and slouches, so I can imagine "chamber orchestra of the triangle" being quite a good group. Congratulations!
Congrats! Nothing quite like a chamber orchestra to teach proper preparation!
That is very impressive, I am sure she deserves it! Congratulations!
Congratulations! What a nice accomplishment and a great experience!