17. March 2009 · Comments Off on Kiddie Concerts · Categories: Concerts, English horn, Ramble, Symphony

I’m getting ready for the Symphony Silicon Valley back-to-back kiddie concerts today. We do them beginning at 10:00 … early for a musician, but probably perfect for them — because they get out of school! I remember loving to go anywhere if it meant getting out of school. This year’s program is about meter. We play works in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Kinda cute, don’t you think? Funny that when you get to 8 it’s often 3+3+2 or some variation on that. But we aren’t getting that far, so that’s just an unnecessary sentence. Silly me.

Now to finish getting ready. Shoes — I need to wear shoes! — and get to the hall. I need to get in early so I can see how my pesky English horn reeds sound there (although I don’t play EH in these shows). Testing them at home doesn’t really give me the correct picture. I’m hoping to at least land two that feel good for New World and Roman Carnival next week. We’ll see.

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