07. March 2006 · Comments Off on Romeo & Juliet · Categories: imported, Ramble

And so we begin! I have two rehearsals today for Prokofiev’s R&J, and I’m looking forward to it; the music is so incredible, and I’ve seen bits and pieces of the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley production (I sat in the perfect pit spot to see things one year) and it’s very powerful. I’ll be on English horn. It’s been a bit of time since I’ve done anything on the EH, and this will be a good time to see what I’m not happy with about the horn. Next week it takes a trip to Mark Chudnow’s to have some work done. I have to confess it hasn’t been in for repair since … well … I can’t even remember when! I’ll have to warn him, though, that I need it back quicker than I needed my oboes; I have some EH work to do in Sara’s Recital. There are lots of low Bs in the recital so the horn is going in at nearly the right time. The only time that would have been better was last week; Romeo & Juliet has an infamous soft low C that gets held for a rather long time when Juliet is taking (has taken? I can’t see what’s going on at that point!) her sleep potion.

In Other News…
I know that high school students are waiting for acceptances to colleges. If any of you out there have applied to “my” schools, do drop by. On IM my SN is patioboe, and you can always send an email). I’d be happy to talk to you about the schools, and I’d love to hear about your interests and what your plans might be. And if you are considering University of California, Santa Cruz or Santa Clara University for the future it would be fun to hear from you as well.

So let’s yak! 🙂

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