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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Long time, no write!

Well, sorry for the long gaps. As I noted earlier, extra administrative work with Pro Coro has eaten up lots of time. And the rest of this spring looks no better, I'm afraid.

For those who are interested, here's the "glamorous" travel life of a peripatetic conductor:

January 13-26 - in Edmonton for rehearsals and Pro Coro concert--plus lots of meetings and admin work
February 16-18 -interview at University of North Texas in Denton
February 19-23 - in Spokane for choral auditions and first rehearsal for a Messiah performance in April with Allegro Baroque
February 25-March 1- in Calgary with Pro Coro - rehearsals with two HS choirs who are joining us, then a concert on the 28th, repeating our "One World, Many Voices" concert
March 13-16 - to Spokane again for rehearsals
March 19-22 - to Edmonton for Pro Coro auditions
March 23-28 - to Toronto: rehearsals and a concert with the Exultate Chamber Choir on the 27th, and a master class at the University of Toronto on Saturday morning
March 29-April 11 - in Edmonton preparing and conducting the Good Friday concert
April 11-15 - in Spokane for final rehearsals and Messiah performance on the 250th anniversary of Handel's death (the 14th)
April 20-May 24 - in Cincinnati: share a concert with the Vocal Arts Ensemble and guest professor for 4 weeks at the College-Conservatory of Music

And, of course, there's continuing administrative work and score study/preparation, not to speak of filing both US and Canadian tax returns.

I have to say, I'm amazed at conductors with an extraordinarily busy professional life who manage to write long and fascinating blog posts: Kenneth Woods is an wonderful example, with some great recent posts on Mahler 5.

I may get some posts done this spring . . . but don't count on it!