Cold times to write some.
2003-12-28 20:26:17 ET

Well, now that I have some time to sit and write, hereís what happened:
On Saturday December 13, I went out of the city with another 6 person, integrants of the chamber orchestra, so we traveled about 16 hours to get to our destiny, we stayed there for 3 nights, in which 2 days we had concerts; it was sort of nice, yet being me the always-bored one of the group, I still had some good time on few places. Then the 7 of us, plus another 6 integrants of the orchestra of that city, we all went to another city, which was a bigger event of orchestras gathering, So another 8 hours of travel happened. But now in this second city, in the bigger event, it was greater, about 10 different orchestras gathered there to become one, so we formed a big one of like 150 musicians to play symphonic versions of simple Christmas carols and other classics like the Hallelujah, plus the Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major of W. A. Mozart.
The event was great, but what called my attention most of the time a little 8-year-old girl: The first day we got there, we were a bit late so we joined the big gathered-orchestra at the second rehearsal, then we had a break of 30 minutes, to go out to eat and relax, so I ate and went back to the rehearsal place, saw a lot of other integrant watching some people playing, so I went too to see what was going on, and I saw that the orchestra that had come from Virginia was there playing some music very well, but I guess that the major attraction was the little girl playing with them, it was so damn unbelievable!! So small and cute, playing so well the violin, she had no errors en the posture and playing without mistaking any note! I felt totally in awe just seeing her. There were of course other 8 or 9 years old in the whole place there but all of them were... just simple kids whoís music teachers had the failed idea that they were going to play well in so little time of learning to play, idiots. But this little blonde girl of 8 years old, moved her arms and produced a sound with the violin truly as evidence that she was already able to play true baroque music, she would definitely fit in a our chamber orchestra. All of my group mates said that I was exaggerating or got obsessed with her, but fuck them, I do was amused by watching her play; I heard people saying that she had about 4 or 5 years from been started playing, if itís true it means she started at 4 or 3 years old, which would totally make her a prodigious child, because believe me, Iíve have tried to give violin classes to 6 years old kids, and they just donít get a note at all. The youngest prodigious child ever was Mozart (started playing piano at 3 years old); hence the name of the orchestra she was from, it was called the Little Mozart Orchestra from Leesburg, Virginia. I didnít had the chance to talk to her, (believe I even got a bit shy to try to talk to an 8-year-old girl), but I did get to talk to another of her group mates, only to ask her the little girlís name and how old was she, so I knew that she was 8 years old, and if I recall well her name was Marie Claire or Ann Marie, or something like that. I could try to describe the whole beauty of a single image of her playing the violin.
Well, the event was mostly of Christmas carols but on symphonic arrangements. It lasted about 3 days, well actually 4, but we arrived there late, I enjoyed playing, but as usual is annoying having some mediocre kids playing all wrong near me, but just having the little girl close was enough to stand it. So, the thing was over and we came back to our city on a travel of almost 20 hours. Barely got here at 9 pm and told us got play another concert to another city the next day just 4 hours away. So we did, we went and play and came back at 1 am. Then had like a break time ...we at least needed to be free on the fuckmas, I mean, Christmas Eve.
My parents had gone to Cancun to celebrate their anniversary, and my sister went with the cousins, my brother, bored just went to bed, so whatever I spent it all alone. Then on 26 on night went again out of the city to play in another 7 hours far away, and played on 27, came back on night... I mean at 5 am of 28. Since I was too fucking tired, I slept almost all day: woke up at 2 pm, ate, look to see if there anything on the tv and went to sleep again, woke up at 8 pm, ate again, the finally my parents arrived, watched some tv, then on the computer and here I am, at 00:25 am of December 29.


2004-01-01 12:53:39 ET

I wish I had something like that to do. I used to when I was in band but I did not like being in marching band. Anyway... atleast you have something to keep you busy.

2004-01-03 10:51:13 ET

Yeah, that's why I didn't wanted to learn a wind instrument, I knew a band is more informal than an orchestra, bands have to be marching and all that stuff, and an orchestra is more classical and formal, and even more formal is a chamber orchestra, thus I chose the violin.

2004-01-05 04:57:21 ET

I would have probably stayed in band if it was an orchestra

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