Sunday Salon: Always the Bird

This past week hasn’t been great on the reading front, simply because I’ve been exhausted and kind of distracted with other things. It hasn’t been that I don’t want to read, so I don’t feel like I’m in a slump. I’m currently reading The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon and Night in Shanghai by Nicole Mones.

This morning I have one of my piano students covering my regular church job (great experience for her!) and I’m playing an orchestra gig at the large Presbyterian church downtown. Their choir is singing Mack Wilberg’s Requiem and wow, is it stunning… reminiscent of both Aaron Copland and Eric Whitacre, in many ways. I’m playing flute and piccolo; I get to play a sweet little bird part on piccolo during “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” (along with the principal flute – so really, it’s a bird duet!). We flutists always end up being the bird… 😉

I feel like a broken record, constantly saying I hope to have more reading time in the week to come. Over the course of a month it seems to work out just fine, somehow.

Hope you all have a great week!