So, yesterday I had my second to last chamber music rehearsal. The difficult parts of our piece are finally falling into place, which is really good, since our performance is in just a few days. Our piece is a lyrical Milhaud composition with some tricky interplay in the fugue portion. I’m just hoping I don’t miss any notes. We have one more rehearsal Friday, where we’ll do a couple run throughs just to make sure we’re ready to go.
Tonight, I had my final band rehearsal of the year, in preparation for our concerts this weekend. Our performance will include a theremin, the only instrument that is played without physical contact. Just by moving his hands near the two antennae, the player controls the volume and pitch of the instrument. Google it if you’re interested in the specifics on how it works. We also have a juggler performing to one of our songs. He’s a trombone player in the band and a student at Occidental. After he graduates, he will be joining the Flying Karamazov Brothers juggling show. Hopefully I’ll get someone in the audience to snap some pictures of him; he’s really fun to watch.
My parents are flying in from Texas to visit and come to my band and chamber music concerts. The chamber music concert is on Mother’s Day this year, so I’m excited to have my mom here. Hopefully she’ll enjoy my concert and Mother’s Day Lunch. I’ll write more soon about the performances!