The morning dress rehearsal in the hall went well, and my friends Bruce and Marc graciously agreed to help the cellos and violins, respectively. I played in the Intermediate orchestra (which they were conducting alongside Greg), too.
Then, a return to the Institute for lunch and rehearsals of the three student compositions we’ll play in Saturday’s concert. There are some very cool ideas in these pieces. One of them has a solo I really need to practice!
The concert was very successful, and the students in the orchestra played the best we’ve played anything. Sure, for some of the pieces, we played them a little faster than we’d rehearsed them (!), but the orchestra was up to the challenge. I was very proud of them, and I told that to the audin
Mozart, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (I)
Vivaldi, Guitar Concerto in D
Bach, Air from Suite No. 3 D
Lady Gaga Fugue
Szewczyk, The Rebel from A Journey Within
It was very fun, and there were so many students wanting to take pictures afterwards, even quite a few who I’d not worked with: all for Facebook… I wonder what their servers will think!
A good, big dinner at “Nandoos” (sic) near the hotel.
Busy day tomorrow!