Saturday, March 19, 2011

Putting it all TOGETHER!

In October we performed Arthur Foote's gorgeous piano quartet and we played a couple of movements at a soiree about the same time and another movement was soiree'd earlier in March. We premiered Michael Gandolfi's new piece in November at Spivey Hall ... and we really haven't played it since. John Harbison's Songs America Loves to Sing was last performed in 2007 - and premiered in 2004 and toured to Paris and Rome in 2005 summer. So last week we revived the Harbison, then on Friday more Harbison and Gandolfi and then today we worked on 3 of the 4 Foote movements. So now we're trying to juggle all the works at the same time and have everything peak at the right time. THREE WEEKS from tonight we'll be performing in New York at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall ......... :)))))))))))) (That should be 7 grins for our 7 ACPers going on this tour.) We're looking forward to two performances this coming Monday (for KSU music students) and Tuesday (Spelman College's Sisters Chapel, 7:00 pm, a free concert and all invited.)  Man, do I go on and on with these blogs, sorry. BUT these are exciting days during this exciting 35th Anniversary Season. Have I said that I'm excited?! Hope YOU are able to join us Tuesday eve Mar 22nd at 7:00 pm for our free Northeastern Tour Preview Concert at Spelman! Then maybe you'll be excited too. *wink* -- Paula

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