The last seven weeks was a series of difficult program and I had 2 weeks maximum to prepare for them. I'm so glad it all went well! The most fun I had was with the Long Ridge Music Center faculty recital and "All About Folk!" concert but I also got to play great orchestral literature. There were a few pieces that I had not known or even known of, and one of them, Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire by Wagner, surprisingly became my favorite. Why did I say "surprisingly"? Well, I had never really liked Wagner's music. Not that I had had that many opportunities to play his music (because his operas are lengthy and not budget-friendly for opera companies), but the ones I had played/known were not my favorites. A friend of mine had pointed out that I need to give it a chance. Well, he was right. Here's a YouTube video of Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire. Enjoy!