Sunday, July 22, 2012

Week Four

Another week down. Officially 2/3 of the way through core camp!

Being an even week, it was a lot of work. The last batch of WYWS folders went out yesterday afternoon, the juniors had a concert on Friday, and a new batch of juniors is arriving today and will begin rehearsals tomorrow.

The highlight of the week was a visit from my boyfriend! He even got a gold star from Alice because he drove seven hours to see me :)

We went to the staff recital in which some of the other librarians were performing, and then we went to the Styx concert. It was a great way to spend the evening!

The juniors had a great concert on Friday, and then WYWS performed on Saturday night. This week's program consisted of:

Saisei Fanfare - Brett William Dietz
Fantasia in G Major - Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed by Richard Goldman and Robert Leist
Lost Vegas - Michael Daugherty
Folk Dances - Dmitri Shostakovich

My personal favorite was Lost Vegas. It was written by the same composer who wrote Bells for Stokowski, which WYWS played in their very first concert. I was unfamiliar with this composer prior to this summer, but I've loved both of his pieces that my band has performed. Listen to Lost Vegas here:

Today's my day off, which will be a nice, lazy day hanging around campus. I'm going to both the Interlochen Philharmonic and World Youth Symphony Orchestra concerts later today, and I also plan on doing a lot of reading. I just started a new book last night, and I'm already a third of the way through it and can't put it down :)

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