Friday, June 4, 2010
Bridget's spring recital is always lovely and I look forward to hearing her talented and well-prepared students..
Kate's been learning Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's Allegro since Federation and was finally ready to perform. It was a big jump ahead in her performance level, so she had to work extra hard. Sophie is back with Bridget (hooray!) and has been working on a concerto for a while. It didn't seem quite ready for the spring recital, so we didn't plan for her to play.
We had lessons from 4:30-5:30 on Friday. The recital was at 6:30, so I brought Kate's performance clothes along for the ride.
At Sophie's lesson, she played her concerto beautifully. SO beautifully that Bridget decided she should play in the recital that night. The main problem? She was in jeans and a t-shirt.
So we left Bridget's at 5:35 and ran off to find performance clothes.
Second store = Success.
6:27. Made it to the recital hall. Pulled the tags off of Sophie's new clothes. Ran into the hall.
Sophie was relaxed and confident like I've never seen her pre-performance. Kate was excited.
They both played beautifully. I was so thrilled. Kate really worked on her piece and nailed even the chords that were tripping her up earlier in the day. Sophie hasn't always felt like she wanted to play piano (but has never decided to quit when given the option) but after this performance, she felt totally inspired to continue.
It was a lovely night.