QUOTE(tonedeafmum @ Apr 2 2011, 09:34 PM)
Oh dear - too late to offer words of encouragement - was out all day - B1's concert finally over. Singing and violin both lovely but I now hold the crown for pushy mother of the century because I had to go backstage at 'half time' with her antibiotics in a chiller bag.
I'm sure the LittlestNitWit did splendidly and now matter how much you may want to blush over your own nerves and tears I guarantee you behaved better than my 71 year old mother, who has never heard B1 sing or play in public before.
She sat in the middle of the front row (in the seats which everyone else avoided because they thought they were reserved for civic dignitaries) but she moved up and down the row between performances, according to where she could get the best view of her darling (centre left for duet, centre right for ensemble - dead centre for the violin solo and actually perched between two seats so she 'can see her face' in the orchestra finale.) My mother also cried - not only when B1 performed but also during a sax solo, a solo song, and a rock ensemble! The best moment was when she turned the Director of Music and said -
"I don't like Music - but I enjoyed that."
Any more of that out of date brandy left, MNW?
Let us know how things went - hope you're a very proud Mum tonight.
I've so been there!
Loud complaints about the girls not being on the front or doing a certain dance
QUOTE(MusicalNitWit @ Apr 2 2011, 10:24 PM)
It was ok. I didn't get to enjoy any of it because his darn song was near the end. My hands were sweaty and face red but no tears. He didn't do his best, there were wobbles but it could have been much, much worse. I'm not sure he'll get booked again.
I NEVER want to go through that again - EVER!!!
You have to treat everyone of these opportunities as a learning curve. Make the whole experience into a positive and build on it for next time.
Emsoboes soloist teacher always says the perfect performance si a myth and little errors are to be expected even amungst the most experience.
In reality I'm not much better at keeping it together than anyone else. Think I'm of the hold the breath variety