Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I'm going to be brave (video from concert)

When I pulled out my recorder to review the audio of my performance the other day, I realized my friend who was recording for me had chosen to do video as well. It's very clear and gives a good idea of what the performance was like, so I have decided to share the whole thing. Here it is:

This was recorded on a Zoom Q3 and is completely unedited, unretouched (as if you couldn't tell!), and uncut. I'm pleasantly surprised that the video came out as well as it did with the low light in the venue. It is 8+ minutes because entrances, exits, and applause are included.


ec said...

Wow--you look and sound as if you do this every day
-wonderful tone, great navigation of all the tricky dipsydoodles,
a terrific flourish at the end, and from memory too! (and friends
in the audience--love the whoop!)

Bravissima! ♪ ♪ ♪

CarolineB said...

BRAVA!! BRAVA!! Way to go! This is not an easy piece, and you handled the technical bits effortlessly. Your style, intonation, and tone were terrific, but it was the emotion you put into the piece that really got to me. Gorgeous playing all around! I'd love to hear you do the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations or the Schumann concerto. Looking forward to more!
(and that's no shabby orchestra behind you, either)

CarolineB said...

PS extra points for having to play in front of the conductor in a cramped church aisle on one of those gawdawful metal folding chairs. Oy!

Harriet said...

Wow, thanks guys. RE the chair: This is a BYOC venue for the cellists, so that was my own personal carpy folding chair. Better than the ones provided by the church.

This conductor is the assistant, young and still developing, but I think he's very good. He made it much easier than it could have been.

We're talking about my playing the Rococo next season but it still hasn't been decided. I've actually played that quite a bit in the distant past (though not with orchestra) and somehow doesn't scare me as much as this piece did.

I'm realizing today that my arms are still burning from all that practicing -- I am going to take a break from playing the cello for a week or so.