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Zo: It's not just for dinner anymore (Sun, Aug 29)

Today’s afternoon concert went well, and the sun came out in time to warm the apartment a little for the show. Several fellow composers came today (yay!), so I made it the program a little Cantrell-heavier — I’ve always wanted them to be able to hear my pieces on my own instrument. I hope the more contemporary program didn’t put off my non-composer guests. (It seemed not to….) My hope is that the music all fits together well enough and I sustain the musical energy enough to make the old/new distinctions not seem that apparent, or that important.

  • Cantrell – Three Places
  • Schumann – Bunte Blätter 6
  • Carei Thomas – Fragrance XIV: Cjalme
  • Cantrell – Cradle Waltz
  • Cantrell – Entropic Waltz
  • Brahms – Intermezzo Op 116 No 4
  • Chopin – Nocturne Op 55 No 1
  • Todd Harper – Thoughts at 4 AM
  • Cantrell – In a Perfectly Wounded Sky
  • Brahms – Intermezzo Op 117 No 1
  • Chopin – Ballade No 3

I was pushing myself a little doing four concerts within a week, and wondered how I’d hold up. Looks like I’ll make it through fine. The last Zo in this series is Wednesday, so I have a short breather now.