Sunday the 5th, I played my first Master Class ever. Needless to say, there were some truly great young oboists playing at the Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music that morning. I wasn’t one of them! I attempted Arcangelo Corelli’s Sarabande, which I felt I was playing respectfully, but everything fell apart when I took the little stage in Room 3250. Nervous? Hell yeah. It wasn’t my shining moment, but I learned a few things from the experience. And I bought some spiffy new reed thread and shaped cane.
This week sees me return to sacred music, as I play a hymn prelude to Evensong Service at the Community of Transfiguration in their Oratory. This was to have taken place a few weeks ago, but I had to cancel and then things did not work out for a bit. But we’re a go for Wednesday. Lots of practice tomorrow!