in other news, i had my first night of symphony rehearsal last night and i really enjoyed it. i was nervous b/c i didn't know what to expect. fortunately, everyone was sightreading all the music (and it's not easy music) so my mistakes had a lot of company :). i forgot how exciting it is to sit right in front of the basses and the brass section. i forgot how challenging it is to follow an unfamiliar conductor. i forgot how hard it is to sightread something that you don't know how it goes. i forgot how much my back could hurt after 3 hours of playing. i seriously felt like i had just done an intense tae-bo workout. stringed instruments take a lot more muscle than you'd originally think! i must have been a beast in high school. i have some practicing to do!
since a lot of people have asked, here's the concert info i know so far. i thought there were 2 concerts but it looks like there's only 1 this semester. it's on november 16th @ 4pm in the stewart theater at nc state. i don't know how much tickets are or if you need to buy them ahead of time or not. i'm sure there are answers online :).