11. April 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

I’m just home from the chamber music concert. I played in two works. The first was a woodwind quintet, and the second was for violin, piano and woodwind quintet. The entire concert was in celebration of James Cohn’s 80th birthday. Yes, all the music was by him. I thought the works I played were quite fine. Some high G’s in there too. But all very playable.

The concert went well. I enjoyed myself. So there you go.

The audience was appreciative but very small. It is disheartening to see that so many SCU music students don’t attend their own instructors’ concerts. It’s also somewhat puzzling. They love it when their instructors attend their concerts. I wish they could return the favor! Ah well. I guess it’s just one of those things …?

After packing my instrument up, I noticed no one was at the serving table. I can’t believe the school didn’t provide a student to assist! I ended up slicing and serving cake. It wasn’t quite what I had in mind. I originally went over to get a slice for myself. After serving a bit, I decided I didn’t even need a piece. So maybe serving was a good thing, helping me avoid the sugar I surely didn’t need! But still … why didn’t the school provide servers? Or publicity? Or even send out an email to the music faculty about the concert? Very, very curious, all of that.

But now it’s off to bed and on to “only” Mozart. No more overlapping for a few weeks. (The next overlap is a different sort: Beauty and the Beast — yes, the musical — and a Gershwin symphony set.)

My pillow is calling. I will obey.


  1. Apologies – I had planned to attend, but my plans met up with tax season – guess which won? I didn’t know if my wife would be home from work before my daughter got home from rehearsal, sorry. 🙁

    On the plus side, I can’t eat cake anyhow, so I didn’t miss out there (although I imagine my eight-year-old could’ve made up for me there).

  2. Please know I wasn’t referring to my private studio students, Tim! I teach at SCU … and not one student I’ve taught on campus was there. THAT is a mystery to me … I don’t expect my home studio students to get to these things! 🙂