Hello, LaDona, I stumbled across your site whilst googling to see if there was yet a review of the CYO’s performance yesterday in Paris (Eglise de la Madeleine), as Phoebe played those lovely Debussy Danses on her harp …and, low and behold, there was your delightful review! Yes, I felt that Bryn’s Rautavaara was the highlight of the show, and agree with all you said about the orchestra. The competition (and yes, bless Dale), and the rehearsals with Rolf and the Civic were the highlight of Phoebe’s musical life thus far; and, had she not grown so much through that, she would not have played yesterday in Paris. Very humbling to watch, for us parents. Just in case you’d like to hear it again, here is a private link to the Civic and Phoebe from April 12th. : ) Best wishes, and greetings from James to Mark! Jessica (Powell)
Lovely to hear from you! It was indeed a lovely concert and Phoebe played beautifully. Thank you for the link – nice to hear it again!
I’m so glad it was such a positive experience. One of my daughters (oboist) will be entering the C3 in the next year or two – I’m sure I’ll be much more nervous than she will be.
All the best, and thanks for leaving the comment,
Sorry this has taken so long, Ladona: Happy Christmas and New Year! Glad you enjoyed hearing Phoebe again. She had a fantastic time in France and can’t wait to got back there. I shall look forward very much to hearing your daughter play her oboe in the C3 competition when the time comes (please let me know!), and wish her all the best.
Just got an email from ARMTA re recital space. Brent at Steinway pianos offers free recital space at their store or will “lend” their Steinways out free of charge to piano teachers. Haven’t done it myself but have talked to Brent about it. Parkade United church also has a nice little grand..vintage Mason and Hamlin I believe. Just some ideas….thanks! -Michelle
In Response to your interest in Recital spaces. For teachers in NW Calgary, it is just a 25 minute trip to Cochrane. The Southern Baptist Seminary here has a beautiful room with huge windows overlooking the mountains, a nice grand piano and lots of seating space. They charge around
$100 per rental occurrence, even up to 4 or 5 hours long. They do all the set up, clean up etc.
They are very easy to find, just off Highway 1A, up Highway 22 a few minutes and you are there.
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