Our first trio performance!
Maple Knoll Village was hospitable and receptive of our music program. Perhaps the good crowd came from the Friday "Happy Hour".
Trio-mate, Harry was late getting to the site, so I told the audience to give him a big hand when he arrived. I wish I could have seen the look of bewilderment on his face, but we were playing a duet and I did not look up.
Alex just bought a new classical guitar from a local luthier, Tom Kerr and he played it today.
We expected, per the norm, that our performance would downgrade from at home practice and I did count at least three train wrecks. Nevertheless, we had sufficient knowledge of the pieces that we could consolidate on the fly and re-connect to finish the piece more or less simultaneously.
The technical performance skills are something we will need to keep working on that is for sure.
Despite our awareness of the flubs, the audience was appreciative. Comments were made about hoping we would come back. I was especially pleased to hear that the sound of the guitar was discerned as beautiful. Our hope was to acquaint them with the lovely sound of our instruments and so we did.
Alex and Harry are urging me to find other sites to book. I suspect the payment check we got while not large ($95) should be framed for posterity!
Driving over to the event I felt confident, as I walked in the door the butterflies got pretty wild, but I am glad we did this. The next time should be easier.
Cheers all. Ray
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