March 23, 2014

What I've Been Up To

Hello, blog friends--it has been a while!

Since I last posted in July, several months went by with nothing to say:  no concerts, no projects--nothing to report.  Life itself has been full of wonderful things, but very little musically speaking.  My family went on a few fun vacations, school started, homeschooling started (huge life-changing event for me, but that's for another blog!), not to mention my son's fall sports schedule!

Things started to pick up in November, when I took the kids on a short field-trip to Utah to buy myself a new bow (another fun story!), and see the Sacred Gifts exhibit at the BYU Art Museum.  Things really picked up in December as Christmas gigs piled up (including a really fun opportunity to collaborate with piano virtuoso David Swindler).

January, February and March found me in the back of the Boise Philharmonic's 1st Violin section, subbing for some really fun concerts.  OK--January's concert wasn't particularly "fun," as the theme was WWII and Anne Frank, but I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of playing a solo written specifically for the last-chair first violinist.  February's and March's concerts were incredibly rewarding as we performed the Dvorak Cello Concert (No. 1 in my list of favorite concertos), and Scheherazade.

For the month of April, Trebelle will be performing music by the American composer, Horatio Parker, and the always exquisite Felix Mendelssohn.  More on that soon!

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