I’m playing with Heather on Saturday. (Edited to add: I will be playing VIOLIN, not ocarina. The trio is violin/piano/ocarina.) It’s a fun program, and if you are free I highly recommend tuning in. If you are lucky you might even get to hear me blather on about my hobbies, and depending on the editing, there might be a half marathon joke in there, or perhaps something involving bacon (hopefully not). In any case I’ve been rehearsing with the two other women for the past couple of weeks and I’ve been having a great time. If you aren’t familiar with the Ocarina, it sounds sort of like a cross between a flute and recorder…it’s used in a lot of video games and Japanese anime.
I got this opportunity through the new school I’ve been teaching at, the St Louis School of Music. The owners of the school also run an ocarina website which sells ocarinas, ocarina accessories and ocarina music/recordings. I hope to play more with the trio in the future, but in case this is my only shot, you should definitely listen on Saturday! 6 pm Central Time, so do the math (7 pm Eastern, for instance!)
I don’t want to give away the program, but it ranges from ragtime to Piazzolla, and there is something for everybody. I’m not on every piece, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see me at first. I’ve never played on a live internet concert, so I’m pretty psyched. I’ve also been warned I might get some new “fans”…I suppose that’s also a possibility through this blog, so I’m not too worried. I’ve years of experience ignoring creepy people anyway!