Friday, May 15, 2009

Pics from the Stage

Tonight is the KSO's final concert of the regular season. (We still have the Cades Cove and July 4th concerts coming up this summer.) Last night I took some pics to share here.

The view from the stage before the concert.

Cathy Leach warming up
Principal Trumpet Cathy Leach warming up for Mahler 5. (Great job last night, Cathy!)

Putting the piano away
Putting the piano away at intermission. This is still my favorite thing about the Tennessee Theater renovation. So neat!

The end of the season has taken it's toll on a few musicians. Assistant principal violist (and my stand partner) Eunsoon Corliss is nursing an injury and couldn't play with us this week, but she came to listen last night. Here we are at intermission.
Eunie and Katy

One of these things is not like the others, one of these things doesn't belong... Just kidding, Jim! Jim Fellenbaum is more often seen on the podium as KSO's resident conductor. This week he was gracious enough to jump into the cello section at the last minute.
Jim plays the cello?! (kidding!)

This is the marking we have at the top of the last page of the Mahler. (Yup, the viola part is 39 pages long.) I can't think of anything more appropriate for the end of the season than "Music of General Happiness." It has been a great season, and I'm looking forward to '09 -'10!

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