Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Bizzy bizzy bassoony

Finally applied to the master's program here. I still have my statement of purpose to write but I've finally committed to the program by submitting the application. My professor has come around on the Strauss Duet Concertino and claims to actually be enjoying the piece now. That makes two pieces this year that I seem to have won him over to. Not a bad compliment at all.

Playing well. Reeds get better the less I mess with them. Who knew? Lots and lots of rehearsals and gigs. Played a very tiny and lovely wedding over the weekend with my trio, have another gig this weekend, will be playing Mozart's Requiem with some group or other in a couple of weeks, and the chamber orchestra has a concert coming up. March is an ugly, ugly month on my calendar.

Chamber orchestra rehearsals start up soon and I'm excited for the concert. It's been a few months and I'm anxious to play in an orchestra I enjoy again. It took some time but it seems my name is finally out there with some of the right folks and I'm finally getting more freelance gigs. It's a good time for it - need the money, have the time, and I feel like I'm playing better than I had been for a while. What's more, I'm enjoying bassoon right now and that really does make all the difference.

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