Monday, May 30, 2011

May 30, 2011 - Getting Ready to Fly to South Africa

This week I am in New York, and preparing lots of music with the string quartet - Angelia, violin, Brenton, viola, and Caitlin, cello - our fearless project manager.  We're going to play a lot in South Africa!  Two full string quartets, five individual movements of 20th century works, plus orchestra, opera, and more chamber music we'll play with KZN Philharmonic musicians.  We are rehearsing, planning work to do with various youth orchestras, including the amazing Bochabela String Orchestra, packing for the five week tour, and buying LOTS of bug spray... We leave around 11 am on Thursday, June 2, and after 15 hours, we'll arrive in Johannesburg on June 3, and then take another hour long flight into Bloemfontein.  You can check out the Bochabela Strings here: