Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Beautiful End of the Year

Well my friends, my first semester here at the University of Miami has finally wound down, and although I am in my last week during reading days and finals, I am more relieved than anything else that I survived this long and learned so much in the process!!! :) I'll be going home on the fourteenth (Yay!!) , but my winter break will be full of piano practicing and compositional studies. I plan to raid the music library before I leave and take books home on orchestration and choral composition...it's going to be a good break :)
December first was an SCI (Society of Composers, Inc.) concert here at the University and I had the chance to write and perform a piece on the program. It was actually a revision of a piece I wrote last year, but rewritten for piano and two sopranos. I wrote them for my friends Marissa and Madelaine, two of my kindred spirits that I have found here at school. Both young ladies are opera performance majors, and Marissa is a composer as well. She had a piece of hers on the concert too. (It was excellent, by the way!) Anyhow, I'm posting a video of our performance. It was a really rewarding experience, especially since we were the only freshmen on the program. All of the other pieces were by seniors and grad students, and almost all of the faculty were there as well. I felt teary eyed after wards, because although the audience wasn't tremendously large, a good percentage were friends of mine who really care about me and support me in my studies and have been there through all the ups and downs of my first semester in school. How blessed I am! Enjoy the performance :)

2 comments:

Christel Hutson said...

Dear sweet Kate, the lullaby is beautiful. I enjoyed listening so very much. I know how very proud your family is of you. I hope your Christmas break is wonderful. Have you seen the house since the kitchen was renovated? Oh my, the table is so big, and rustic, and just beautiful! I love it. I know your mother is so very pleased with how everything turned out, and that she now has a window over the sink, to look out upon the farm you all adore. It seems like a perfect world there, where delightful youngsters grow into beautiful souls..that is you my dear, your mothers daughter, and a young woman with goals and dreams all her own! I am so glad you have found such good friends, how could anyone not want to be friends with you? Keep reaching for the stars Kate, and looking to God, he will guide you. Warmest hugs, Christel

Patricia Cabrera said...

Kate I was about to post here but reading Christel comments just moved me to tears!!!!yes, yes, Christel,all of my children are so wonderful and uniquely made and I feel blessed by each one of them. *grin*

Kate having you here is like our friend Regina would say to me * um sonho de amor* a loving dream, that is what it is!!!Love, Momma