Saturday, January 19, 2019

Excitement, Excitement, Excitement

It is always an exciting experience to play viola and piano concerts, but the concert of long-neglected music that John David and I are playing tomorrow (see the posts about it below) is especially exciting because until tomorrow the only people to hear our program (aside from John David's son and daughter-in-law, who got a special preview performance a couple of weeks ago, and a group of people who heard the first movement of the Ashton in November) have been John David and me.

The experience is kind of like planting seeds in a secret garden, tending the plants, watching them flower, and, suddenly, as if by magic, seeing them burst into fruit. Tomorrow we plan to harvest our fruit and share it with whoever happens to come to the concert. The one thing I know for sure is that we both love these pieces (to pieces), and we are both very eager not to keep their secrets and charms to ourselves any longer!

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