Friday, January 24, 2014

Counterpoint lesson

This is another one of those non sequiturs.

Phase 1a complete

The concerto is in the can. Those in the know place its launch toward the end of the current calendar year. Here is Amy during the session setup, as Joel Gordon, the recording engineer, contemplates Blue Ribbon Barbecue in Arlington.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Before the World Series trophy

"Make sure everybody puts their stuff on this side of the auditorium. We don't want the public trampling on all your stuff when they come in to see the World Series trophy."

Which is to say, BMOP's first rehearsal was just the opening act to the trophy's grand tour.

Meanwhile, Amy looked like this sometimes. The flowers didn't help that much.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Action shot

When I was trying to take a movie of Amy playing celesta and piano together (below), for some reason the movie camera took a still instead. And what a still! Hair swoosh!

Amy plays piano and celesta

This morning was the first rehearsal, and rocking was done by it and by all involved.

Before it started, Amy got to practice the two-keyboard stuff for the first time on an actual celesta. Let's watch.