So I had all these grand plans for writing posts about how exactly I have been learning this music for my recital, and clearly the best-laid plans often go awry (although I am neither a mouse nor a man, but I still think the saying fits).

To summarize: I have had now about six months of preparation for three pieces of music. Granted, in those six months, I had a role in an opera and sang in nine concerts (not counting oodles of church and synagogue services), so it’s not like I’ve been spending every waking minute practicing my recital pieces. But I have spent a great deal of time with the music, especially considering the fact that these are not easy pieces to learn!

Anyway, I had a recital preview last weekend at the house of one of the composers, which went very well, and a friend recorded it for me. It’s not all professional and stuff (although the little recorder did a great job!), so here’s a little sneak peak:

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(beginning of “A L’Aurore” from Boyle’s Le passage des rĂªves – for those of you viewing this in Facebook, click on this link to hear it)

And tonight is the big night! So if you’re in the Philly area and want to hear some kick-ass new music, come on down to St. Mark’s (Locust between 16th & 17th) at 8:00! Wish me luck!

Recital Day
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