Then I took a much needed vacation to upsate WA to visit friends and family. The highlights of my trip were sight reading the first Duo Concertante by De Beriot with K and having R laugh himself silly at us :)
|Me and K and yes that is a french fry at the Mariner's Game (they won!)|
Also check out the view from my room:
|Looking out at Sqamish Bay off the Hood Canal which is off Puget Sound|
I was also asked to sub at the El Sistema CO program in Denver and I had an amazing time with the kids and staff. They do great work. Check them out at http://elsistemacolorado.org/
Now I am trying desperately to get back into a practice and more practice routine. Hopefully things will settle down after my cousins wedding tomorrow. In the meantime, I am oscillating between love and hate with both the first movement of the Bruch and the third movement of the Mendelssohn concertos (one because of memorization, one because my pinky is being stupid).
Another audition for Principle Second Violin coming up in about six weeks. I'm off to start the excerpts for that!