Since the function of my blog is to demystify what the life of a professional musician is like, it seems appropriate to detail what I do when preparing a recital program.
The recital in question will be on June 3rd at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Tempe, Arizona.
It may seem too early to start on a program now for a June date, however, I must take several things into consideration when planning:
- My busy schedule between now and then (tours, regular orchestra concerts, teaching, etc.)
- The recital will contain some of the most difficult pieces I've ever played
- The audience will be made up of some of the world's greatest double reed artists