Friday, November 14, 2008
My experience with Kulmusik began over the summer, preparing my audition for the group with music from Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra. The music is especially challenging from a technical standpoint, and also exercises one's ability in interpreting non-traditional music. The experience of putting this piece (among others) together with talented students and the esteemed faculty of this ensemble has been a truly worthwhile endeavor. After several months of rehearsing, this evening will be our first concert on a long road of performances to Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. I've greatly appreciated the efforts of our school's teachers and administrators in making this all happen. It promises to be an educational and rewarding experience that I'm greatly looking forward to.