It’s been a busy 10 days – and here’s the list of music that’s passed over my transom to prove it:

Prokofiev – Romeo & Juliet, Suites 1 and 2
Berlioz – Queen Mab Scherzo from Romeo & Juliet
Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Strauss – Don Quixote
Dutilleux – Metaboles
Britten – Variations on a Theme by Purcell
Haydn – Symphony No. 101 “Clock”
Mahler – Rückert Lieder
Schwantner – Aftertones of Infinity
Creston – Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3
Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 3
Sibelius – Violin Concerto
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 14
Wieniawski – Violin Concerto No. 2

I don’t think that covers everything (I’m working up the Martinu Rhapsody-Concerto for a summer festival concerto appearance and a new solo piece for June) but it gives you the idea of what high season is like for a typical orchestral player (and we’re all pretty grumpy right now – did I mention that we’ve played 219 days without a contract?)

One Reply to “busy!”

  1. Metaboles — inspired, exciting, too bad the ones who left at intermission missed it.

    Variations and Fugue — that was great, I’m glad we stayed, incredible combination with the second number

    Comments overheard as exiting April 3 performance of Strauss, Dutilleux and Britten.

    Thank you for all of your efforts. You bring so much joy to the lives of others.

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