Today is the last day before I get to play Extase with the orchestra. We have two rehearsals tomorrow and one on Sunday before our Sunday afternoon performance. And I love this part! At this point, my work is done. I can’t improve my playing any more now – I’ve been living with the piece for 11 months and I know it as well as I ever will. If I spend more time on it now I will only get tense and tire myself out, and since I still have Prokofiev 5 to play tonight I have no interest in that.
I have taken my instrument apart and cleaned and oiled it. I have a case full of reeds. I did a trial run with the dress today – checked the fit, hemmed it, decided on shoes and undergarments. The babysitters are hired. It’s 4:00 and all I need to do is rest until my concert tonight, and then enjoy the heck out of tomorrow and Sunday.
And I cannot wait.
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Congratulations! I heard you this afternoon and it was truly a tour de force! (I was holding my breath too at the crucial part and almost burst!)When and wher is the Prokopiev?
Thank you, Dimitri! That was really really fun and I am so glad you came. Prokofiev was Friday night in Merrillville, with the Northwest Indiana Symphony. It's hard to keep up with my schedule, I know – I check my calendar constantly and still worry I'll miss something…
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