This has been one of the most exiting September's of my life. This should have been the first September where I didn't have to start a new semseter at school, but after being so inspired by Rick Mooney and the Suzuki Teacher Training class I took at the Greater Ausitn Suzuki Institute, I have decided to enrol in the Suzuki Certificate program at Universtiy of Denver with Carol Tarr. The whole philosophy makes so much sense to me and the organized way in which the materials have been laid out allow for organized freedom, without having to worry so much about repertoire. I had so much fun with Suzuki when I was a kid, it makes sense that I should pass this forward!
In addition to starting another year at school, have joined the Stratus Chamber Orchestra as Assistant Principal Cellist and look forward to working with this ensemble. Additonally I was asked to sub with the Boulder Philharmonic in their season opener with Gabriel Montero performing Rachmanioff's gigantic 2nd Piano Concerto that was broadcast live on CPR. It was an amazing expierence to perform with a professional orchestra, and it was the most fun I've had playing in an Orchestra in years!
The Boulder International Fringe Festival brings in performers from around the world, and this year I was asked to perform with NYC based theatre company "Concrete Temple Theatre" in their production of Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities. This one man show with solo cello was increadibly clever and a real please to perform. I hope to perform with them again in the future.
Finally this month, I was asked to play in B'nai Vail's Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur service, where I was asked to play the original Kol Nidre chant, which I had never heard before. While Bruch's Kol Nidre is more immediatly appealing, the chant grew on me immensly and I really enjoyed having this opportunity!
Phew, what a busy fun month and I look forward to what the next few months present!