Ah-hah! Found another video of our soloist:

Sarasate Zigeunerweisen

I still say, though, that you’ll only understand his talent if you come to our concert tomorrow!

I play only the Dohnanyi. Of course I still get nervous. Funny how that works. But tonight went fine … or at least it felt fine. How can I really ever know? My friends won’t tell me I’m awful … um … right? But still, I think I played fine.

The big star of course is our guest violinist, Lajos Sárközi. He’s all of 19 years old, and to find any clips on YouTube of him is nearly impossible. In this first one below he’s the violinist in the black and white striped shirt, and you barely really get to hear him:

And there are a few others I’ve located, but not one of these really give you ANY idea of the wonder of this guy. Truly … he’s incredible, and if you have a chance to get to tomorrow’s concert I highly recommend it!

16. October 2010 · 6 comments · Categories: FBQD

The oboe is the most neglected instrument in the whole entire band and because of that I am moving to Perussion but I will still play oboe but again the Oboe is the least used instrument :/

I almost went where I should never go. Truly. This blog is to be encouraging. This blog is honest about my own fears and foibles. (Probably too honest!) But I don’t want to mock someone. And I almost did.

I had seen a video that I won’t even describe (but yes, it included oboe), and I was going to post it here with no comment whatsoever because, well, I’m nice that way and wouldn’t that make me look like I’m sort of innocent in the whole thing. After all, you might think I liked what I was posting … right?

And then, of course, who I am stared me straight in the face. Posting it at all would make everyone laugh. (Really.) And roll eyes. (Trust me.) And groan. (Loudly.) But it also would be mocking another human being. Someone I don’t even know (not that I want to mock people I know).

But my biggest confession is that I DID post it on Facebook for about a minute when it hit me in the face that I was doing exactly what I don’t want to do. Going somewhere I really don’t want to go.

So if I ever do mock someone on this site, aside from yours truly, you all have permission to hit me over the head. Really.

Of course I won’t stop mocking myself. There’s so much material with just little (big) old (truly) me … why go after anyone else, eh? 😎

So instead, I bring you the following. Because it is sweet. And it made me smile. And smiling is nice:

16. October 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Also learned that many orchestras tune to the oboe, as it is most difficult instrument to tune; everyone tunes to it. Nice gig, oboes!