Thanks to all who worked hard preparing for their stand partner test/coaching. Playing regularly with your stand partner can help you better learn to match articulation, sound, pitch, rhythm, etc. I really appreciate your preparation, and hope you found the time beneficial. Also, I thought we had a very fruitful string rehearsal on Friday, and I thank you for your focus and musicianship.
Tomorrow we will only rehearse the first movement of Brahms. Make sure you are prepared! Know every rhythm, make sure you have workable fingerings, practice shifts, observe dynamics, listen to the music with your part in hand, etc. There is so much music to dig into if only we would demand higher expectations for our preparation. I am really looking forward to this journey with you. This music is utterly amazing so let’s pursue art at the highest level. Do it for the composer. Do it for your colleagues. Do it for yourself.
Hello all. Don’t forget to complete your music journal assignment and turn in a hard copy tomorrow. If you listen, please do so with a score and your part.