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My First Orchestra Experience
Hopefully an ongoing discussion... topics on beginning in orchestra, dealing with learning the music, following the conductor, playing with the section, being a positive contribution to the orchestra.
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Pete_Violin
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cid said
Break a String!  

LOL!!   That's not a thing!

- Pete -

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A little easier to fix than a leg.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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Broke a bow hair last night and it was brushing up against my face..thought a spider was dangling down and gonna get me..freaky..

Sorry unrelated..broken string comment made me think of it...carry on.

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Actually, this is is a Pete Orchestra Performance thread. Much more important than my wise crack of “breaking a string”. 

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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I know

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I was being a wise guy. LOL Hey, @Pete_Violin, what will you be playing? This has been exciting following you on this journey.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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dazedthought you were sending me to the principles office MS. C.   I was...I know I hijacketeted...me sry.

Whew..lol.

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@GregW roflol You are too funny! My husband probably thinks I have lost it because I am sitting here laughing. Nah. He is used to it after 45 years.

That “principal’s office” comment reminded me of something, and that got me laughing, too. I have to stop reading this. Laughing too much.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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cid said
Hey, @Pete_Violin, what will you be playing? This has been exciting following you on this journey. 

I have no idea... The email I recently received about the rehearsals is the first communication I have had from the orchestra in a couple months.

I will certainly have the music at our first rehearsal which is September 26th.

I will post updates here and let you know what the music is and what part I am playing.  I will also discuss the music, challenges, the orchestra itself and everything going on.

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GregW said
dazedthought you were sending me to the principles office MS. C.   I was...I know I hijacketeted...me sry.

Whew..lol.

  

Don't worry about it @GregW 

And by the way, I have had that very same experience with a loose bow hair!!

- Pete -

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Looking forward to it, Pete. Until then, GregW and I will just have some fun. LOL

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Pete_Violin said
UPDATE

Finally!!! We have a rehearsal schedule.  

I was just emailed the schedule today.  The performance is October 26 and the first rehearsal is in about a week.

I do not know what the music is, or how the violins will be organized.  I am assuming a placement audition will take place for this.

I am excited!

That is very excited. I'm super happy for you.

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cid said

Break a String!  

LOL!!   That's not a thing!

It actually is. It's now officially a thing. "Break a String" buddy!!!🥴

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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LOL!!

Ok, I concede.  "Break A String" is now a thing!

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roflol This thread is killing me. 

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Congrats Pete on this adventure into orchestral playing!! congratulations_png

I hope you'll be keeping us all updated. 

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Here's where I'll be tomorrow morning. I'm very nervous, as I haven't played in an orchestra for nearly 40 years, and I thought their website said they were beginners, but I think I got that wrong!

http://www.southlondonstrings.org.uk/

Andrew

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That looks really fun!!

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I'm not going to take my Guillaume rosin, in case someone wants to borrow it and drops it on the floor, lol!

Andrew

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@Gordon Shumway 

Is that how it works in orchestra?  You are somehow obligated to share things?  What if you said no?  Would you be ousted?

Or is that just a UK thing?  LOL!!!

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@Gordon Shumway  Oh, wow! Have fun and Break a String. Do not under any circumstances, break your rosin!

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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