Wednesday was fantastic! I am so relieved and really
impressed with myself. I played much better than I thought I did and
while I lacked some confidence in the beginning, I made up for it in the
end. Marco got some video footage of the last 5 minutes and I listened
to it today. I was much happier with the outcome than I thought I would
be! He also took video of the quartet that Melissa, Suzanne, Angela and I
played. It was really fun playing with the three of them. I really hope
that I can find some people to play with when I am in Lima. Maybe
Angela and I can play for some parties and things when I am in Lima next
year. I know she is super busy with school but it might be a
possibility. Anyway, the concert itself lasted 2 hours! I couldn't
believe that it went that long. We did add the camerata with two pieces
in the middle but that was only 15 minutes or so. Arioska played a solo
piece, I played my solo, there was the violin quartet, a trio, Elder
played a solo, Nayat played a Haydn piano solo, there was the Bach piano
quartet and camerata. Oh yes, and Fil and Flor finished out the concert
with a beautiful rendition of Siwarsituy, a quechua Christmas carol.
It was a very successful concert. I am most appreciative of Marco for
coming out too because he was not feeling well and very much wanted to
stay in bed but he came out to support me and that means so much to me. I
worked really hard on this concert and I really wanted him to be there.
What a great guy!