This afternoon I was watching a choral video on YouTube, and I noticed an 'All-State' video link over on the right side of the screen. I looked more closely, and, hey, wait... that little violinist in the corner is... me! Remember this post and this post? (Okay, you probably don't, but I do.) Well, someone posted a video of that All-State performance on YouTube. A comment by the poster reads: "the violinist made so many people cry," which is a very sweet sentiment.
The piece is The Gartan Mother's Lullaby... isn't it pretty? I remember that this concert took place during the time I was having a lot of pain and numbness in my arm while preparing for my senior recital, and I had to consider postponing my recital and not playing in the All-State concert. While I may not have been at my best, I'm glad I played... who knows if I'll ever get to play in Symphony Hall again!
Ew, I played out of tune! But considering that 1) my arm was numb and in pain at the time and 2) I was essentially sight-reading, hopefully you'll forgive that. But doesn't my slow, gross vibrato on the last note just make you want to break my left arm? (Or is it just me?)