I always loved my city for its characters.
Now I love it for its character.
I feel like all these people around me are cousins now (they may well be, Catholics and all)
The way the officials were talking, the things they were saying. Being steely. All familiar and awesome. “I could cry, but I don’t want to give that IDioT the satisfaction of seeing me do so…”
It’s comforting how trauma and adversity bring people closer together. And the closeness will last our lifetimes. Everyone will have a “remember when” story, with a quiet sense of support underneath.
I didn’t know any of the victims or their families, but full respect and thoughts are with their families and how sad they must be.
I don’t know how this story was told to the rest of the country, but I really feel like this city is all one family getting each other through. I hope that is portrayed as well.
Still upcoming as of the date of this post, come see the CSO play our May concert, “Love on the Run“.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge
Featuring Pianist Sergey Schepkin
Overture to La forza del destino – Giuseppe Verdi
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 8:00 PM
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff
Suites No. 1 and 2 from Romeo and Juliet – Sergei Prokofiev
After looking into the content of this music I needed to portray the idea of “star-crossed lovers”, while still leaving room for all the business these orchestra posters need. I didn’t want to go as specific as a classic painting of Romeo and Juliet or the standard dark images that go along with the Verdi. Nor did I want to draw a cartoon heart with feet trying to get away with something. In my adventure of learning how to do graphic design I like looking back at the older posters I’ve done to objectively decide which ones were most successful, specifically the March and June concerts of the 2010-2011 season. The plain white background, though the work is done on a computer, suggests, I think, that the poster was printed old skool, with limited layered colors. This is what I tried for here.
My rule is to fill the page with color and something intriguing to catch the eye. This previous poster was a bit more of a struggle to get to look appropriate with the amount of content I needed to portray. Not entirely unsuccessful as a poster.
CSO 2013 March 30 “A Bump in the Night”
Now if I can get that Shostokovich riff out of my head. A challenging piece to learn, very rewarding to play.
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Family Concert, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten
Violin Concerto in D major by Piotr Tchaikovsky
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas
Just put the finishing touches on a stocking for myself. Just in time for Christmas.
Went to Rhinebeck in October, saw many Lanesplitter skirts including my friend Christina’s.
Bought some Noro at Island Yarn
Needed something to match my new boots anyways.
So comfy that I feel like I’m getting away with something.
A photo journal of my bus trip from Boston to Rhinebeck, NY for the Sheep and Wool festival.