Sometimes I take on too much. After all, who doesn't? But when I agreed to play a recital within a week of my own solo recital, I hadn't realized just how much OTHER stuff there was to do in my first year at a new school! So here I am, on the eve of Recital 1, and, despite the odds, I am feeling calm and well-prepared. Of course, it helps having amazing musicians to play with!
Tomorrow (Sunday) at 7:30 in Sursa Hall on Ball State campus, I will perform with Elizabeth Richter (harp) and Mihoko Watanabe (flute). I will play a duet by Marin Marais with Elizabeth, a duet with Mihoko by Malcolm Arnold, they will play a duet by Vincent Persichetti, and then the three of us will perform the Debussy Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp. I love this trio so very much, and have performed it many times already, but I must say, it has been an incredible experience relearning this work with musicians of such a high caliber! I have gotten chills from some of the blending of sounds and different colors we have achieved. It truly is an impressionist piece; every time I play it, I learn something new.
Therefore I am truly excited for tomorrow's recital. It's really rewarding being able to show the fruits of one's labor in such a beautiful space as Sursa Hall. I do hope some of you are able to join us. The concert is free and open to the public.
Then, just a few days later, on Friday, I have another recital! More about that later in the week. Until then, happy practicing!