A new season for the SOST!!
Well, it has been a while since my last post on here. Where to begin. I made it out of the Sting bubble which was actually a little more difficult than I thought it might be. I was certainly ready to head back home to Texas and get off of the road but there were aspects of the journey that I did miss in particular the uniqueness of the gig. Although it was an orchestra gig in certain respects it was just different. I know that I like to get outside of the box from time to time and this certainly took me there. Also, usually when we as conductors perform, there is a central focus is on the conductor, soloist and orchestra. It was nice to be in the background in a more supportive role and let Sting carry the responsibility of the show. It was a different type of pressure and a different type of skill set required for the concerts and rehearsals.
Anyway, it is now time to get refocused on the matters in the Golden Triangle region. We had auditions for the season and have some good additions to the SOST. Our first concert of the 2011-12 Season was September 24 and was very successful. A good start to the season. The program was Barber of Seville Overture, Ravel Piano Concerto in G with Philippe Bianconi on the piano and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Wow, that Beethoven is so hard to play. It is so easy to confuse the orchestra from the podium! Which of course is something that I do not want to do if I can help it. LOL The only downside to the evening was that the temperature in the auditorium was a bit warmer than usual. I think that we got it worked for future concerts. I was really happy with how the orchestra played especially to be the first concert of the season. We hope that you will come and join us for future concerts. Our next one is October 29 featuring some music of some great Czech composers. I promise that my next entry will not be so long from now.