Bumblebee Mama

The spring concert of the Northeast Kingdom Community Orchestra was tonight, and somehow, I ended up agreeing to play “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.  I do not know what possessed me to consent to this, other than the closet exhibitionist that lives inside me.  It is a horribly hard piece of music.  I practiced an insane number of hours on this, and by yesterday’s dress rehearsal, I could actually play it pretty well.  Tonight, I played it not quite so well, but I think it came out OK.

Joe captured it on video, but my little digital camera isn’t really designed to focus on a tiny dot on the stage from a balcony seat.  The sound, however, is pretty darned good.  Take a listen, and let me know what you all think.  I counted today; there are somewhat over 800 notes in my part in this 90 second piece of music.  I’m pretty sure I played at least 400 of ’em!

2 Responses to “Bumblebee Mama”

  1. grandma says:

    good job!!! When did you breathe ??? I am so impressed with your playing still after you have been a mama for so long. BRAVO !!!!!

  2. Uncle Don and Aunt LaQuita says:

    Whew!! I’m exhausted! Great job – beautiful! Hope to see you in April.