I did a practice performance of my program in my violin class this evening and listened to it, noting very carefully all the spots where my intonation could be a little better, figuring out what timings still need to be adjusted...but I found myself feeling something I haven't felt about my playing in a long time: pride, and joy.
I know my music is far from perfect. I know that I will never be completely satisfied with it. But I'm really happy with the work I've done, and I can't wait to share it with the world on Sunday afternoon. I've cut and pasted a few little clips of it in this post as a "preview" for you all.
My recital is this Sunday, December 9, at 3:30 pm in Griswold Hall at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. I hope you can all be there!