CMFS @ WMUK and our 25th Season

July 10, 2012  •  1 Comment

It feels like CMFS is truly happening now!  Rehearsals for opening week have started, concerts are on Thursday and Friday, and Jenny and I did a live one-hour radio interview with the amazing Cara Lieurance at Western Michigan University's WMUK last week.  Jenny and I usually get pretty nervous for radio interviews, but Cara made it supremely easy for us.  We talked candidly about this summer's 25th anniversary season, including tidbits about our programming, our performers, and what makes CMFS such a special experience for everyone who is involved - especially our audience.  (Cara will be sending us a recording of the interview soon, and I'll post it when I get it!)  We even talked a little about how we (Jenny and I) met, and I also managed to slip in a quibble or two about little Matthew, too. :)
I brought my camera to all of our rehearsals this week; however, being completely swamped with not only playing but also frantically getting last-minute things in place, I've taken all of one photo.  I won't be performing the next couple of weeks, so hopefully there will be more shots to share!  This shot was taken while Jenny, Paul, and I were warming up for the Brahms Horn Trio.  (Speaking of Paul!!  Paul Austin, our extraordinary horn player and long-time friend of our festival, will be talking about his CMFS experience on WMUK 102.1FM with Cara Lieurance tomorrow [Wednesday] morning at 10:06AM!  Tune in if you're in the West Michigan area!)

Paul told us in our rehearsal yesterday that Brahms composed his Horn Trio following the death of his mother in 1865, and in fact, there are quotes in the slow movement of an old Rhenish folk song that his mother used to sing to him.  I never knew that!  Always love learning new things.  Following in CMFS' normal tradition of giving our audience some insight about the pieces they're about to experience, Paul volunteered to say a few words about the Brahms' Horn Trio before our performance.  Information about each week's program, along with the occasional behind-the-scenes stuff, can be found on our CMFS Blog (yes, I write more than one blog!!); while you're at it, visit the main CMFS webpage to get the complete overview on what we're all about.  But better yet, come to our concerts and experience it for yourself. :)


Break a leg!!!
Have a wonderful and successful season!
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