Breathe Freely and carry on
The second post finds me after the Opening night of the West Side Story Show. This is my favourite part of being musician - after all the practise and rehearsals when comes the moment to share your music with the audience. This is the moment when you hopefully touch their souls and hearths the same way the music does it to you. Three more shows, it will only get better!
To make my day even more exciting I received the now published edition of Breathe Freely chamber opera by the Scottish composer Julian Wagstaff. In October 2013 I had the pleasure of working as a repetiteur for the premiere and of meeting the composer and the production crew. It is a very rare example of suburb contemporary writing, which is interesting and innovative, yet emotional and carrying a message. I wholeheartedly recommended it if they make a performance in Glasgow.
Here is a short video of the first performance as well: