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Leaving for Venice this morning…

Our group is moving to Venice this morning.  Internet there is much less reliable, so I might not get a chance to post until I get to Alba.  I’ve been making some headway withStreets of Eterno,but it’s hard when you spend so much time walking around.


Went to the ballet here last night.  We saw the Hindemith Four Temperaments and Schoenburg’s Transfigured Night.  Both were stunning.

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I just learned this morning that this piece (linked in the post title) will be performed professionally at the Alba International Music Festival in Alba, Italy at the end of May.  SUPER EXCITING NEWS!  I had a blast writing this piece, so let me know if you like it, and maybe I’ll write something else like it!

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Thought you should know. Now I’m going to go embarrass myself at the piano master class, which I have not had time to prepare for.

Edit: I did not embarrass myself!  Even more win!

So after, my totally amazing morning (which also included the first color page of Greyscale, and a delicious pot of tea), I had a wonderful english horn lesson, where I finally got to play through Aaron Copland’s Quiet City with my accompanist!  

Then I went to the grocery store to buy goodies for the composition recital that I was having music played in, watched the DVD of the Earlham Symphony’s epic performance of Mahler’s fifth symphony, and got to sit on a rehearsal of Tripping Over You, which was super fun.

Then, I met with the harpist and the tenor who performed my song cycle for tenor and harp, and had a nice chat with them.  Then there was the recital, where everyone had a good time, and several people almost had asthma attacks because the performance of Tripping Over You went so well.

Now, I’m at home, listening to one of my favorite albums (Dimitry Yablonsky and the Russian Philharmonic performing Dvorak), and feeling very good about everything.

P.S.  I also got invited to teach recorder to little kids in ENGLAND this summer.  If you know me, than you know that I love my recorders, and play them incessantly.  I’m ALL OF THE EXCITED!!!!!

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