Friday, April 28, 2006
My recital is over, and it went fairly well. I played Prokofiev Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Mendelssohn Sonata in F Major, and Wieniawski Polonaise Brillant in A Major, Op. 21. My family came, and it was great to have them here. I survived the recital, and it was great to be done with it. Lots of people came, even though it was the day after Easter. People from church came, too. FavoriteBoy accompanied me. And that's about all I can think of to say about that. Oh, except that my teacher was very happy with the whole thing, and his wife (orchestra co-director, chamber music coach, etc.) was very happy too.
In other news, FavoriteBoy planned and executed wonderful music for the Easter service at his church job, and it was especially nice since my family was out here for the whole weekend. Also, FavoriteBoy got chosen for the Presser Scholarship, and received the award in the Honors Convocation Chapel (a.k.a. Most Depressing Chapel Of The Year). I was proud. Finally, I have been applying for various jobs. I've gotten one rejection (ouch), one acceptance, and several up-in-the-airs. I don't know what to do at this point.
I've been generally depressed and in a funk all week, and maybe even to some degree ever since my recital. Sometimes I just want to sit around feeling sorry for myself for having no life, no prospects of a shiningly wonderful future, and no idea what to do with myself for the present. The scary thing is, with many of my obligations finished for the year, I really can just sit here in my room in my depressed depressing depression. Wow.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
That's just one of 'em. The other knee is wounded as well; although it's less nasty to look at, it's actually more painfully bruised. Today I was sort of limping around, because both of my knees are so swollen and bruised. They feel hot and painful.
The moral is: avoid blind folks with their wildly swinging sticks of death.
In other news, this morning a small chamber orchestra from here at Gordon played three concerts at a nearby elementary school -- Carnival of the Animals, complete with engaging narration. The kids were smart and well-behaved and fun to play for. I met some of them, and it was a blast.
Then this evening I drove Cara, Michael, and myself to my own amazing violin teacher's amazing recital in Jordan Hall. He did five of the ten Beethoven sonatas, with the remaining five to follow in the Fall. He was wonderful. He's probably my favorite performer alive. A two hour and fifteen minute concert, and I was riveted the whole time. His sound is the most beautiful I've ever heard. Also, I got to see Adele, Brian, Julia, and others there. Whee.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
(And no, it's not the 'damn clever' job. I didn't apply for that, of course!)
Monday, April 10, 2006
Kate: this is a serious omission [edited to remove spelling error on the part of the writer]
Kate: i would like to see pictures from all the events in which i was involved, by the way
Kate: you have been notified.
Kate is away at 6:05:24 PM.
These pictures were taken at Not Your Average Joe's. We had a good time.
This week Kate joined church choir. She sang with us for the first time this morning. It was great. Later we sat in a practice room and talked about church and God and praying and boys. Whee.
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Monday, April 3, 2006
The February orchestra concert in which I played The Lark Ascending:
FavoriteBoy and me... we like to try taking pictures of ourselves.
One very relieved FavoriteBoy after he finished his junior recital:
Then, we went on choir tour! Roommate and I were impressed that each of our socks matched our shoes so well:
Another one of FavoriteBoy and me - this time the self-photographing didn't work out quite so well. But we look happy:
Sunday, April 2, 2006
Here are some highlights from the past three months...
My brother and me on Christmas morning:
My sister came to visit over Christmas break! Here's my cute baby nephew:
FavoriteBoy and me after somebody's recital he accompanied:
Whoah, fog looks like this when you take a picture with the flash (that's Holly amidst the fog):
FavoriteBoy and me at a concert he played in Lexington:
Time to go practice... more photos to come soon!