Thursday, October 02, 2008

there goes October....

I received a frantic email today from the head of the voice department at Crane.

The situation in the accompanist department is dire: the main pianist had a little run-in with a (gulp) chainsaw last week (I don't know the details but he is reportedly "ok" and "recovering"....) and the next-busiest pianist had an unexpected death in the family. It involves a trip to France for an "indefinite" amount of time. In the meantime, students are in the thick of the semester, which means rehearsals, recitals, and classroom performances. (Also, a weekend vocal competition that is down-state.)

The request for my time encompasses a few weeks-- with generous pay, of course.

As "luck" would have it, the only week of the year that I am involved in a bonafide classical music performance is next week. I have been looking forward to my little musical fun all summer. I get to play Bach. (And for those who are in the know, that's a huge treat for me!) Now this huge treat is a bump in the road of all the new music I have to assimilate in a short amount of time.

After consulting with my business manager (Hubby), I have grudgingly offered to jump in and save the musical day. I have grown lazy in the practicing-department, folks. And I wear glasses now. I'm a little slower as a result, I think. I also am full of lame excuses because my fingers and brain are positively out of shape. Says who? Says me.

It's nice to be needed, though. I also know how much I will be appreciated.
I only hope and pray I can keep my act together on the homefront.

p.s. now accepting casseroles.


Blogger Darlene Sinclair said...

ah...crazy, lots of work...but lots of fun moments, too. Don't forget the rest of us in the rush!

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're off to washington this morning. sorry we didn't get together this past week and it sounds like you will be busy next week. i'm up for a casserole when i get back. talk to you next week.

8:43 AM  

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