First week in NEC
36 MONTHS AGO
Here is an update from Boston with a photo of me in taken in the beautiful Public Garden! It’s so great to be back in NEC. The energy and the quality of music making here are really incredibly inspiring. And when I saw what’s on the calendar for the NEC Philharmonia this Fall, the line ups made my heart beat. Mahler, Mussorgsky, Schoenbert, Tan Dun, Franck and Nielsen! I've been settling in, sorting out classes, lesson times, making new friends, helping old friends moving, and practicing for my NEC orchestra placement audition that happened today. Auditioning in front of Hugh Wolff, David Loebel, and Charles Peltz was an exhilarating experience that made me look forward to professional orchestra auditions in USA, Australia, and New Zealand.
Tomorrow I have my wind quintet reading of Ken Wilson’s Wind Quintet who was a New Zealand composer who studied in Indiana University, Bloomington. This is will be my starting point of bringing in distinctive New Zealand sound to USA.
On the other hand, I’m really excited that together we’ve now reached 55%, which is $5,560. Wow! This is incredible and I’m so honoured. Thank you so much to everyone who showed their kindness and generosity. Please keep spreading the word and in case you didn’t know, you can donate more than once! I will be back with more updates beginning of next week. I will end this one with a quote that inspired me today that I want to share with all of you.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” –Mark Twain