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On what I’ve been up to while not behind the cello…

I have a little confession to make: for the last two weeks I’ve been avoiding my cello. I know, I know, we talked about this already – a season for all things, etc…but when I wrote that, I just figured … Continue reading

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Cello Choirs and Orchestra Study Groups.

Last week I read this great article about a New Zealand based Cello Choir and I got totally inspired. Cello choirs have been popular since the 1970s when the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra recorded Julius Klengel’s Hymnus … Continue reading

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Cello Pics: The cellist in action

Here are a couple of pics from the Music-a-thon. The event was a great success for the band, a lot of fun AND marked my first performance with “Red” (aka “loverboy” “hubby” and “strings” – no permanent moniker has stuck) … Continue reading

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Cello in the wild: playing outdoors

Little did I know when I decided that playing with others would be one of my goals for the year it would include playing in all sorts of venues. I played my first outdoor gig with the Rainbow City Orchestra … Continue reading

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The joy of new music

At rehearsal tonight we tried on a couple of new pieces as potential pieces for our “strings summer session.” Right now we’ve inherited a substantial library of interesting stuff, mostly thanks to our conductor, so tonight was like the orchestra … Continue reading

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The mid-to-lo strings sub-sectional

Since the strings section (feels a little premature to call us an orchestra at this point) will be playing at a benefit auction in two weeks, a couple of extra rehearsals are in order. Tonight we had an optional that … Continue reading

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From Dress Rehearsal to Final Bow: Recap, Lessons Learned and the Search Begins…

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” -Bernice Johnson Reagon It’s taken me a couple of days to process the concert experience: there was just so much to grok from … Continue reading

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