I thought it was only going to be a crowd of five tonight, but Dave J. brought two friends at the last minute. It’s gratifying to have a full house!
People were in a chatty mood (or maybe I was, and it rubbed off), which lead to a few questions about the music. I wonder how I can encourage people to ask more? I enjoy explaining things (although I’m not always good at it) and showing off my favorite spots in the music, but it’s hard to get the ball rolling. When everybody’s been very quiet and listening intently for so long, they’re not always quick to speak up and throw questions out. Somehow tonight was a great audience for it. I’ll work more at tomorrow’s concert to encourage questions from people and see what happens.
- Cantrell – Cradle Waltz
- Chopin – Nocturne Op 15 No 2
- Chopin – Nocturne Op 15 No 3
- Brahms – Ballade Op 10 No 4
- Cantrell – Three Places
- Brahms – Intermezzo Op 117 No 2
- Brahms – Intermezzo Op 117 No 1
- Chopin – Ballade No 3
This same program I’ve been tinkering with continues to please me, so I think I’ll keep the same basic idea going through tomorrow’s concert. Then I want to take a little hiatus from these — probably until well into November — so I can immerse myself in composing this set of dances I’ve been working on. I now have a pretty clear picture of the whole thing, and find myself full of ideas and energy for bringing it about!
Update [Oct 8]: Oops! I listed the program wrong; it’s corrected now.