I guess it’s really just a snow afternoon, but we’ll take it! Our duties as the young artist quartet for Bravo have come to an end, and today marks our first day of rehearsal for baroque ensembles… and by “our” I’m referring mostly to Michelle and myself, while Alan and Greg sleep in (cello parts can’t easily be doubled, and let’s be honest who really wrote for viola in the 17th century??) But we just received word that the wonderful people in the Bravo office have decided to cancel all rehearsing activity this afternoon, mostly because our soloist Chee-Yun is stuck in Paris for the second time – don’t fly Air France – and so here I am to post lots of pictures!
an outdoor performance in Leadville, hiding from the elements under our massive tent. Note the tip jar – we don’t get to keep that. Also the little girl on the right felt so inclined as to conduct us for Mendelssohn and Beethoven – adorable :)
freezing on top of Torreys, pointing out Grays using a borrowed sign from a heavily bundled up Japanese team. They were obviously more prepared for the weather up there than we were. When packing one suitcase for the entire summer, it comes down to concert clothes versus hiking layers. Guess which won out. But back to musical things –
around 11:30 PM in a conference room at the hotel where half of the Philadelphia Orchestra stayed. We read through a huge stack of chamber music that night, rotating players except for Alan. He was the only cellist for 3 hours… haha. I studied with Yayoi, who’s peeking over Noah in the pink shirt, since I was 9!
after a concert at the incredible Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, with the even more incredible Eugenia Zukerman, artistic director of Bravo. We could certainly get used to warm-up rooms that are actually private hotel suites complete with platters of fresh fruit and charcuterie – thank you Cordillera (and Bravo!) We also had the honor of performing flute quintets/quartets with Eugenia yesterday – so much fun!
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