Thursday, January 25, 2007

An Unusual Challege

We recently performed at lovely and historic Tuckerman Hall in Worcester, MA. This hall has wonderful acoustics; it is a pleasure to perform from the stage.

However, it is less of a pleasure to get to the stage.

One could simply walk through the audience, up the stairs on the side, and onto stage. But it is always more dramatic to enter from behind the curtain. And there is only one route from the basement dressing rooms to the backstage area behind the curtain.

Not so bad, you say? Try it with four inch heels, a floor length gown, and a cello!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Kicking off 2007

Happy 2007! We kicked off 2007 with a trip down to Palm Beach, FL, to play in the Flagler Museum. The Museum is beautiful, right by the water.

When we first arrived, we were expecting to bask in the warmth of the Florida sun, but instead, we got caught in this as we headed to our first rehearsal:

Oops! The day of the concert was much drier, however, which was a relief. Some friends came to support us at our concert. It's always heart-warming to see some familiar faces after our concerts.

Left to right: Jen Dickenson, Harrison Meister, Danny Dickenson, Emily Bruskin

Emily's boyfriend's family came out to support us! (Note from
Emily: Chad is my amazing boyfriend :-) Pictured are his sister Jen, his brother Harrison, Jen's husband Danny, and me.)

Left to right: Don Ambrose, Me (Donna), Marilyn Ambrose

Don and Marilyn are the brother and sister-in-law of my former Vancouver piano teacher! They apparently spend their winter months in the Palm Beach area and recognized my name in the paper. The last time I saw them, I was probably about 16 years old!

Some friends, Bill and Mary Claire Phelan, couldn't come out to hear us but sent us a beautiful floral arrangement instead. It was waiting for us at the Museum when we arrived for our dress rehearsal. Thank you!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

First Review of the New CD!

So, check out our first review of the Shostakovich and Arensky Trios disc!


Be sure to click on "Listen" -- it is actually an audio review. It's very well done and very interesting! For a limited time only...