As an organizer of this concert I have had many things to work out. On top of it, of course, I am performing in five ensembles so I have been practicing and rehearsing. It's such a pleasure to work with these musicians who are willing to play in a benefit concert (all musicians agreed to play pro bono).
Today, I visited St. Paul's Episcopal Church, our concert venue, to talk about setups, programs etc. The admin staff is so great to work with.
When I perform at St. Paul's every Christmas Eve, I'm on the balcony where the choir and organ are. For the first time I will get to play on the beautiful chancel. See the photos below, you know why I'm so excited.
All the ensembles have been rehearsing. I recorded our Moszkowski "Suite" rehearsal today and I'm very happy with our music making :-) I didn't even know of this German composer (sounds like a Polish last name but he's German) but thanks to Melanie Sasaki, whom I'm playing it with, I got to know such a beautiful piece.
It will be a great afternoon of chamber music. I hope many people will attend and share the time with us and together we will raise a lot of money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Even if you can't attend, please consider sending your donation to Episcopal Relief and Development (memo: Philippines) at 200 Riverside Ave. Riverside, CT 06878.