Well, today (or looking at the clock… yesterday) was the big recital! We had a very nice turn out and I even sold a few CDs. I’m eager to watch the video and see which tracks might work for demo recording purposes. But in the meantime, I’m chilling here trying to unwind from a long day.
All performers are familiar with the chemical roller coaster you go through in these kinds of situations – especially something as big as a recital. You get a huge adrenaline hit before going on, which lasts you through your performance. After the show is over, the adrenaline stays with you for just a little bit longer, then CRASH. You suddenly feel 100 times more tired than you did 5 minutes ago, and you just want to collapse for awhile until you feel normal again. Unfortunately, today was a great example of the saying “no rest for the weary”, as after my recital I had to head off to Fledermaus rehearsal – 45 minutes away. So there was no time to grab a big meal to refuel – the baked goods from the post-recital reception would have to suffice as my make shift dinner. During that 3+ hour rehearsal tonight, all I wanted to do was curl up and fall asleep.
But the really great thing about today coming to an end is that it’s one less thing on my plate, which means one less source of stress in my busy life. Don’t get me wrong, I love performing – anyone who knows me can attest to that. But it feels great to have one of those big performances crossed off the list successfully. Now I can focus all my musical attentions on Fledermaus and getting more organized for caroling season. And hopefully have some more time to do some research and planning for my upcoming adventures when Milos comes for his visit! At least being busy keeps that clock ticking nice and fast!
Here are some pics from the recital!…..