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Reporting for Duty: Rehearsal Day 2
August 25, 2017
The second rehearsal didn't seem quite as daunting as the first.
Set up, tune , adjust seating... adjust seating... adjust seating one last time, good to go.
We continued working slowly through the work, focusing mainly on the dances. Trying to isolate the more difficult sections of the work to focus on, identifying problems that can be corrected with solitary practice and focusing on precision, have each of the puzzle pieces click perfectly into place.
We laughed , Danielle did yoga while we took a
break. there were jokes about contrabassoon farts (which, if you have ever heard a contrabassoon... you would know, its a thing) and how as a trombonist Chris had yet to play a single note and was just waiting for his moment. "I chose the right wrong instrument" he said later on that evening.
Special shout out to Mie Hirschfield rocked the violin part, that ghastly, beast of a part is no cake walk and she was such a champ.
Perhaps the most rewarding thing was when we backtracked to sections of the work we rehearsed just 24 hours earlier to find a marked improvement. Its such a great team to work with and this is going to be a performance you won't want to miss.