While performing the Mozart, I had great moments where I was wrapped in the warm sound of clarinet and strings and my melodies just fit right into it. I owe so much to my teacher/mentor who is a great Mozart player and has played this piece oh-so-many times, and Robert Isley for adjusting my violin perfectly!
After this concert I got to play the second movement of the Mozart along with an arrangement of Beethoven Symphony No.2 and Piazzolla's Tango etude no.3 at a correctional facility in Westchester County, NY. It was my second visit to a prison. About 70 inmates attended and they welcomed us warmly. I think they really enjoyed the concert, especially the jazz pieces performed by Andy Stein (violin) and Lou Papas (double bass). This outreach concert will be covered by the Inside Chappaqua Magazine.
So with these concerts done, I can start working on Concerto for Two Violins by J.S. Bach which I will be performing as a soloist with the St. Paul's Episcopal Church orchestra next month. I'm so excited to play the piece I had known since my childhood!