Tag Archives: RCO

It’s all in how you look at things…

After 20+ years of wearing glasses and contact lenses, I finally took the big jump last week and had LASIK. I say”finally” like I just up and walked into the clinic and said “slice my corneas open and wiggle that … 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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Next concert: Music-a-thon July 2nd in Seattle Center! Come support the band!

I’ll be playing with the rest of the Rainbow City Orchestra in the Music-a-thon in downtown Seattle on Saturday July 2nd. The music-a-thon will be held at Fisher Plaza at 4th Avenue and Denny Street in Seattle, across the street … Continue reading

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Cough, cough. Boo

Just in time for Seattle’s long delayed spring, I caught a cold. The last few days I’ve been spending far too much time doing this to get to my keyboard for any length of time: But I’m on a brief … 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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This Week in Cello Land: Now Panic and Freak Out

Somewhere, a giant clock began to tick. At some point during Tuesday’s orchestra rehearsal it dawned on me that our next performance (and my first with RCO) is less than two weeks away. I feel like I’m cramming for an … Continue reading

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