First professional orchestra

September 10, 2021, 3:35 PM · 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, 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!

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September 10, 2021, 3:40 PM · Congratulations!!!
September 10, 2021, 3:51 PM · This is fantastic to read, bravo!
September 10, 2021, 4:05 PM · Congrats! This sounds aesome :)
September 10, 2021, 4:20 PM · That's impressive! (How old is your daughter? I'm guessing more likely to be 16 than to be 12 ;) )
Edited: September 10, 2021, 4:25 PM · 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.

Edit: Chris she will be 16 in a couple of months, just started 11th grade.

September 10, 2021, 4:37 PM · Congratulations!
September 10, 2021, 7:36 PM · Oh that’s wonderful! Glad for some good news in times like these. Congratulations…
September 10, 2021, 7:40 PM · That is really great - and she is old enough to fully gain from the experience and gain life-long lessons.
Edited: September 11, 2021, 10:39 AM · 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!
September 10, 2021, 9:29 PM · Congrats! Nothing quite like a chamber orchestra to teach proper preparation!
September 10, 2021, 9:31 PM · Congrats!!!
September 11, 2021, 4:26 AM · That is very impressive, I am sure she deserves it! Congratulations!
September 11, 2021, 9:02 AM · Congratulations! What a nice accomplishment and a great experience!
September 11, 2021, 12:52 PM · Congrats!!

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