WOO HOO! Late post on this event, but it's still excellent. I'm once again in an active musical ensemble. I'm playing with the Skidmore Concert Band in Saratoga, NY. I'm having so much fun with my former teacher conducting. It really does feel like old times. Keeping with the nostalgia theme, we're playing a piece that he composed. He was working on it when I moved on to college.
It's a really awesome 12 tone, serial piece (theory geeks get you highlighters ready) which he was just finishing up as I left. It's based on a book called Grendel. It's a retelling of Beowulf from the perspective of Grendel himself. And in the words of Brett Wery (the conductor), "Grendel not happy." Wish you guys could come hear the awesomeness!