August 30 - Surprisingly In the Moment

A day full of surprises, including a nice big turnout for the Opus 8 rehearsal, featuring The Opus Project Orchestra in the most selections yet...

Arnold Schoenberg -  Six Orchestral Songs: I. Natur (Introduction, Heinrich Hart)
Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird: Infernal Dance, Berceuse, Finale
Sergei Prokofiev - Autumal Sketch: Andantino con tristessa

Samuel Barber - Two Choruses: II. Let Down the Bars, O Death (Emily Dickinson);
Benjamin Britten - Our Hunting Fathers : Prologue (W.H. Auden)
Mark Alburger - The Twelve Fingers: XII. March
Michael Stubblefield - March of the Defiled Horde
Stardust - Opus 8 
Jan Pusina - Pool (Diane Frank)

Anton Webern - Two Songs after Poems of Rainier Maria Rilke: I. Langsam

as well as chamber music including...

Kurt Weill - String Quartet No. I: I. Introduktion
Benjamin Britten - Two Insect Pieces
Harry Bernstein - Mary Had a Little Lamp (Ira Yellowstone)

Dmitri Shostakovich  -  

Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor: I. Andante

Paul Hindemith - Three Pieces for Cello and Piano: II. Fantasy

The day begins brilliantly with broken spectacles,







to special-order a replacement pair, due in about a week.

From this,

proceed to printing out parts (and seeking out others online) at DVC,

before picking Kat up at Pleasant Hill Bart (where several more have arranged transportation, due to the Bay Bridge closure this extended Labor Day weekend, in preparation for the opening of the new span).

Late-night composition of page 11 for Psalm 102 and At a Medical Deposition -- 159th day of summer, high a toasty 97 (67th of 90-or-above) -- emailing out the soundcheck schedule for tomorrow's show...