Can we say worst case scenario?
Never one to be beaten, I rented a car and started to make the drive through the night in the rain. Because I had not had any sleep due to the turbulence on the first flight, I finally had to pull off of the road at 1:30am and grab a hotel. The orchestra’s personnel manager was extremely understanding and we managed to reschedule the audition for later in the day, so I got up early and started driving again. Made it to the audition, felt ready to rock, then didn’t play to my potential.
C’est la vie.
An understandable outcome after all of that but I was still extremely disappointed. After some sleep, I still had a really great time in Virginia. I have always wanted to go to Colonial Williamsburg so I drove up there to explore the sights. They happened to have a really great 18th century piano exhibit going on.
Also a lone clarinet, an unusual victrola, and some unique string instruments.
Today, we’re enjoying the day off and found a great new place in Denton called Seven Mile Cafe. Cinnamon roll and red velvet pancakes, oh my!
Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium the following week, and Galveston Beach for fun next month!