Sunday, March 22, 2009
Braggin' Rights ... (compliments accepted)
The story begins last July when we moved to Canada. I was so bummed out because I was leaving an orchestral position and a state where my name was already established and I would get regular free-lance jobs playing my oboe. To build that in a city that you have zero connections in is REALLY hard to do!
I finally auditioned for the sub list in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra about 1.5 months ago. I was told repeatedly that I was the third call on the list. I went away from the audition happy with my performance, but really not expecting to get a call. (mostly it was just so they could know that I exist!) Well Saturday I got a call and they needed someone last minute!
I got to play in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra today!! I almost died getting to the hall though. Last night our good weather ended and we had a major snow storm! The scariest moment of the drive was I was sliding on ice toward a red light and the car in front of me was doing circles .... scary! That is in the past and I am just so excited right now. I played with the Calgary Phil! The best part was that I was pretty much on their level of playing! I expected to be a little bit intimidated, but I wasn't. Hopefully I will get called again in the future, only time will tell.
What a fantastic experience I had today! Props to me (I'll be humble tomorrow!!)