CSO Tonight!

This week has been pretty crazy. I was out of the country last week, but came back late on Monday (and about 1.5 hours later than scheduled, due to a massive accident on the highway. Sigh), and hit the ground running Tuesday morning. It’s been non-stop, with lessons and classes and getting students ready for the Concerto Competition Low Strings Preliminary Round (which is this afternoon), not to mention Columbus Symphony Orchestra rehearsals. Phew!

But while I’ve been exhausted, I have really been enjoying the progress all of my students made while I was away— seriously: maybe I should only see them every other week?! :-) — and playing sublime music with amazing musicians. Tonight’s CSO concerto features Henry Kramer at the piano, rocking Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. I could seriously listen to him play all day long. It’s such an honor to make music with such a consummate musician.

My view from the stage.

My view from the stage.

In addition, we’re playing Vaughn-Williams’ Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, which has a viola solo on which our principal, Sarah Park Chastain, sounds phenomenal, as well as Brahms’ Third Symphony. I really love being part of an ensemble when playing such flowing and expressive lines.

If you’re in the neighborhood, please join the CSO with Henry Kramer, under the baton of George Del Gobbo, this evening at 7:30 in the Bill Heard Theater in the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

Happy practicing!