Hello, inter-world! It has certainly been a while (wow, I just realized it's been EXACTLY one year to date since I've last blogged)! During the intermittent time between the last post and this one, I ran off and got married (hence the change of last name), became an adjunct college professor and high school choral conductor, and adopted a cat named Lettuce (who has her own Instagram: follow @acatnamedlettuce--shameless, I know). AND in the midst of all this, I am still attempting to maintain a professional singing
career! I've performed in a grand total of 9 different productions/concerts since last February. Call me crazy, but I'm finding it can be done! Today, more than ever, musicians must be flexible and experts in many, many related felids... but that's a whole nother post!!
Last night, I got the rare opportunity to travel back in time (as we singers sometimes magically do every now and then). I found myself in a situation very similar to where musicians might have found themselves 200 years ago. A gracious Chattanooga couple held a dessert salon in their house. In other words, we had a down home classical music house concert thanks to the creative efforts of other area musicians. It was a complete joy to perform works by Purcell and Mendelssohn in a setting that felt so natural for this sort of music. Just another reminder about why being a musician rocks so hard. I hope you will join me in rooting on Chattanooga's efforts to cultivate and sustain our musical culture. Go 'Noog!
Pictured: Sara Snider Schone and Penny Tullock performing "Son nata a lagrimar" from Handel's Giulio Cesare accompanied on piano by Jim Lees
Creative director: Harv Wileman