Week 3 of School! | すでに秋学期も3週目!

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After struggling from sickness, I’ve already survived two weeks of classes by now – it’s surprising how time flies so quickly. Last week was a full of “Hey, long time no see! How was your summer?” but now everyone is like “I’m so sleepy, I have orchestra in the morning and two classes and then another rehearsal…” Well yes, I’m one of them who is already in an orchestra cycle and waking up early every day.

But I’m glad I’m back at school and see so many friends here in NYC! Especially this year, there are many friends from college who are working/studying in the city and it’s amazing to catch up with them too. I’m also super excited to work with my string quartet, the Ansonia Quartet, as a part of Honors Chamber Music Program.

I am realizing that the second year (especially fall term because you don’t have to worry about post-grad stuff…) is much easier to handle, now that you’ve been in school for a year and know what the deals are. Talking to other 2nd year masters students, I think everyone is managing their time more efficiently than last year.

My first concert of this semester at Juilliard will be the Juilliard Orchestra Concert this Saturday, September 23rd. I am serving as a principal second and I would love to see your faces there if you live in NYC! Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss is my favorite piece of the program and it makes me want to cry at the climax of the piece.

Please see below for details — see you next time!

Edo de Waart conducts the Juilliard Orchestra

Saturday, September 23rd 7:30pm-
Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway, New York, NY 10023)

BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major
IPPOLITO Nocturne, for orchestra (2011)
STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op. 59


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