Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Mid-concert Report

Well more of a pre-concert report really. I didn't do the rehearsal of
the Ravel piano concerto yesterday, because we only needed 8 violas, and
it was my turn for a number off, but as luck would have it, someone is
off, so I have had to do it anyway, except on a run-through rather than
a rehearsal. The bummer is that the symphony is not Schostakovich's
best, but it is his longest. 72 minutes of his finest russian charm and
perkiness. Some lovely bits, but some really dreary 15 minutes'. I
really don't fancy the trip to Leeds on saturday, a 7 hour coach trip, a
long concert, and then back off at 9 the next morning. Roll on easter...

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