05 August 2017
Much ado 4
Last minute practice, Friday night before Sunday afternoon gig. This time with our other Australian composer, Nigel Sabin. We are playing his Symphony 1996, again filmic and sea-themed and with some varying modern counts. Back at our usual rehearsal haunt. And a run through of Beethoven Emperor Concerto. I think of myself as liking the moderns, and I do, but I was carrying a beaming smile as I played the Beethoven. It really is fabulous. There's a reason for Beethoven's reputation. Not that piano soloist Katherine Day didn't have some part in that, too.
Nigel Sabin (composer) and Katherine Day (piano) rehearsed with National Capital Orchestra under Leonard Weiss (conductor) prior to a concert two days later.