November’s half over. Scary. It’s been a wonderfully eclectic few weeks since I posted last. I used to be afraid that a career in music performance would get overly repetitive and similar, yet since September I have:

  • Played music from the original Conan the Barbarian soundtrack, arranged for wind quintet, in a bar
  • Played our national anthem with the music upside-down and backwards during a photo shoot
  • Played contrabassoon in a concerto for power trio and orchestra composed around themes by Rush
  • Performed in concert with a remote-controlled, helium-filled mechanical shark

Next up are two weeks of orchestral works I’ve long wanted to play, each combined with a new and unfamiliar treat to sink my bassoony teeth into. More on that later. I need to get to bed.


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