Today we booked our limo for the wedding day. I’d never been in a stretch limo before (did not go to prom, there was a youth orchestra conflict) so that was an experience.
This Friday I am playing for Winter Opera’s Gala. I did this last year as well, but this year I will playing with my friends (and colleagues) Jen and Tony. I am concertmaster for the orchestra for Winter Opera so I have a personal interest in the group. Gina Galati is doing a wonderful job running the group and trying to increase the exposure. It’s similar to what we are doing with Chamber Project St Louis—taking a quality product and then trying to grow your audience. So many people think they don’t like classical music when they really do!
It’s a masquerade ball.
We rehearsed tonight for the Gala after teaching, and then I ran over to the Tin Can to meet with Chris. He had run into our upstairs neighbors there (duplex) and we ended up planning to have a joint party in November. After the July Fourth party, Chris and I agreed not to have a big party again, but what can we say? We love entertaining. We decided to do a backyard party with a fire pit of sorts and chili. I will have to enlist my friend Laura to make this amazing cornbread she makes. I’ll just have an evite though, rather than a printed invitation (still dreaming about my rehearsal dinner invites, though I’m waiting on a few details before ordering them.) Our upstairs neighbors are very nice and seem like fun people—it’s funny how rarely we see them!