You know what they say: time flies when you’re rehearsing the same six pieces with an orchestra five hours a day for two weeks straight. And now I find myself faced with a two-and-a-half-week tour and a seriously deep need for non-cafeteria food. I get some relief tomorrow. We’re going to the city (I’ll be in Times Square for the first time in my life! WOOT! Lot’s ‘o pictures will be coming!) and our particular group will be stopping in for a well-needed Chipotle lunch. Care of Carnegie Hall. I mean, come on. I’m going to NYC, playing in Carnegie Hall, and Carnegie Hall is even taking me to Chipotle. What is life.
As for the performance today, I felt fantastic. It was just the performance I’d have liked to do (proper tenses much? Meh. I’m not in school right now.). ( <–Plus punctuation sticklers could have a hay-day with that). We, or at least I, had a great time. Personally, I felt I succeeded musically in my execution. But overall, I feel the ensemble as a whole has some room to grow. I certainly know I do. I had plenty of ideas about things I’d like to do differently next time. The best part of it all, though, is that there is in fact a next time. And a next next time. And a next next next time. Seven more times. I see it as seven more times to have just as awesome of an experience as I had today, because in the end, it was a really phenomenal experience.
I decided to also celebrate the fact that it is evidently National Ice Cream Day by treating myself to some Ben and Jerry’s after the concert. The only tragic thing is that I have no place to put leftovers. Except the trash. Tragic, right?
So, concert today, sightseeing, soundcheck and Chipotle tomorrow, and then the NYOUSA Carnegie Hall Debut (and mine too!).
[PS for Grammarians: Yes, my Oxford comma placement/non-placement in that last sentence was entirely intentional. Hopefully my purpose is self-evident]
[PPS for Coders: It’s really annoying for me to go in and manually edit the HTML on these posts JUST so that I can get a dash. For a while I did it, but now I am feeling lazier than usual. Sorry in advance. It bugs the crap out of me, but my fingers get tired after a while.]