Life at BU!
5 MONTHS AGO
I can’t believe it, we are still a week out and we have jumped to 94% everyone who has supported me on this journey has my utmost thanks and gratitude.
For this update I thought I would tell you a little about my life at BU. Currently life is pretty boring at BU, I get up, go into school, practice and come home. This all sounds fairly normal for a music student right? Well the thing is I am practicing for between 4-5 hours everyday. For string players and pianists this is fairly normal, but for wind and brass players we tend to get exhausted (or chopped), as our embouchure (or lips) just stop wanting to work.
But for some reason being at this place, surrounded by so many amazing, talented and dedicated musicians just makes me want to practice and get better!
We have now learnt all of our ensemble placements for the first concert of the year and I am delighted to announce I have been placed in the Chamber Orchestra. My colleague and I are splitting the programme up between us so we all get a chance at playing first and second/piccolo. Rehearsals start Monday for what should be a fantastic programme! Ravel Le Tombeau De Couperin, Joan Tower, Made in America, and Tchaikovsky Suite No. 4. The Ravel is such an amazing piece and is one I have wanted to play for a long time so I am delighted to finally be able to play it!
Concert wise it has been a bit quiet since my last update, but things start to kick off this Sunday and then more and more concerts are coming up. Of particular excitement to me is the Handel & Haydn Society Concert, the H&H Society is a period instrument orchestra, meaning the attempt to recreate how the music of earlier composers was played back in the day. It should be an exciting and amazing concert!
Can’t wait to see you all again soon!