One of the (many) things I’ve learned over the past 5 months of quarantine is how much I enjoy and miss performing.
That meant that it was relatively easy to say “yes” when my wife and I were asked to do a virtual mini-recital for a local library’s monthly concert series.
This was the first solo recital I’ve done since (I think) my graduate recital back in 2006, and it was a lot of fun to work on some old and some new repertoire with Jessica.
One thing I did discover, though, is how much I need to practice talking to audiences! I would say that was probably more nerve-wracking than actually performing the music!
Here’s the program for the recital:
- En Foret – Eugene Bozza
- Suite for Horn and Piano – Alec Wilder
- Mvt. 2: Slow and Sweet
- Mvt. 3: Song
- Sonata for Horn and Piano, Op. 178 – Josef Rheinberger
- Mvt. 2: Quasi Adagio
- Mvt. 3: Con Fuoco
I’ve performed the Bozza and Wilder before, but the Rheinberger was a piece I was only passingly familiar with, and it was a lot of fun!
If you’re interested, you can see the recital below: