Practicing ... NOT!!!! Ranting ... yes.
I should be practicing. But I'm not. Why? ... Because I'm sitting here staring at blogs and contemplating quitting orchestra. This is supposed to be fun. It was fun at the holiday concert, but it's not fun anymore. The music is too hard. There shouldn't be any crying in cello.
After last week's rehearsal, which Maestro described as "eh", he sent out this in his global email:
"Last night I walked away from rehearsal contemplating a lot of things. Are we doing too much music? Is the music too hard? Am I pushing everyone too far? Should we dumb down the music? Should I lower my standards and expectations? Should we just play all the time and NOT practice? ... I am NOT going to let the recent history of the pops effect the musical integrity of this orchestra and its members. [not sure what he meant by this ] My standards are going to only go higher. It's about time that this orchestra raises itself to another level."
I'll participate in the concert, but I'm not enjoying this right now.