Fall concert

In October, I’ll have been a hammered dulcimer player for eleven years. That’s really cool. I was hesitant to get one — would I be any good, would I still like it after a few weeks, and so on — and here we are a decade and a year later.

I’ll present a concert in the Alumni Lounge of the Legion Memorial building on the Culver Academies campus, October 16, 4-5. Not especially geared toward kids, but all ages are welcome.

I’m starting to think about music… I pulled out John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth again… would be lovely to have a quartet of voices for it. Maybe some other pieces with singers — Sheep May Safely Graze, in German; maybe others. I’d love to do some things with other instrumentalists, too — maybe some percussion, maybe harp, who knows!

I just have to keep in mind that it’s less than a month away… and to be realistic about how much learning and practicing time I have along with the rest of life.

Anniversary Concert

I’m thinking about reviving my tradition of having a concert to celebrate my dulcimer anniversary. I’ve asked on facebook if any of my local friends would be interested in hosting a house concert — I really like house concerts, especially when the host is a friend; they’re relaxed and intimate.

I bet it’s too late already to try to use the academy’s chapel, but Mark will look into it for me.

And a friend suggested asking folks in the antiquarian society — folks who might have a nice big lake house.

I’m trying to think when the last one was — I think it was probably the big fifth anniversary one at the art museum at Cornell — because the next October I was nearing daughter’s birth, the next two she was still little and we’d recently moved.