I’ve thought a lot about what I ought to write about for this final day of the week. Concert days are always full of last-minute crises, epiphanies, drudgeries, triumphs, and breakdowns, but rather than run through them, I’d rather focus on the end result. The performance was glorious, and a success by any measure. Definitely one I’ll always remember.
Herewith a few pictures and some video to give you a sense of the experience. First of all, here’s in image of the choir and percussion ensemble warming up an hour or two before the concert:
Between 500 and 600 people came to this concert, including many first-time attendees, which is wonderful. We’ve only had a handful of events with a larger audience.
And here’s a closeup shot of the choir and a couple of the percussionists, during the performance of the headline piece “La Koro Sutro”:
Pardon my shaky camerawork, but hopefully this imparts some idea of my favorite piece on the program:
Eventually, there will be a professionally-shot and nicely-edited video up on our YouTube page. It’s a fun page to browse through anyway, for clips of the performance programs, as well as other things have been happening at the museum and film archive.
It has been a real pleasure writing here this past week. Honestly, I’m flattered that anyone might think the ins and outs of my daily routines might be interesting to read. Blogging has made me think about my job in different ways, and it’s certainly been fun. Thank so much, Michelle, for the opportunity, and for putting up with my invariably late submissions.