As you know by now, I always have more than a few balls in the air. It seems to go in cycles. But this time of the year is by far the busiest for me.
Why is it that we start to feel the momentum leading up to the holiday season so far in advance of December? I don’t know, however the impact of supplying interesting and fitting programs with coordinated software is primary on my agenda. Much of my day is concerned with these issues.
October promises to be multi-faceted, exciting and rewarding for me. My Volare seminars are going full-throttle in southern Calfornia to be followed by two commitments in Florida, Fort Myers and Merritt Island. The latter will come after a very special double concert package offered by The Kirk of Dunedin church near Clearwater, FL. Amazing! The pastor of this congregation not only appreciates liturgical music but also is a jazz buff! I’ve performed at this venue many times over the years on their tremendous theatre pipe organ. Everything from Bach to Bacharack is not only permitted but encouraged to be performed. Because the organ is a combination of several installations married to create this magnificent instrument, almost any type of music works well on it. You might want to read more their monthly concert series on-line at www.kirkorgan.com I will be there on October 21st and 22nd, just before leaving for the Volare seminars part of my trip.
Obviously, I will be switching musical gears during the month. It’s times like this I truly appreciate my pipe organ background we’ve talked about before and the subsequent electronic/digital organs I perform on today. I realize it’s the same white and black notes on both families of keyboards, but the technique required to create sounds appropriate for the instrument is the key. Touch response, proper registrations, song selection all play a part in the realism and success of the performance. I will be on my toes for sure during this tour. There will be no place for distraction while concertizing and performing.
I wish all of you a cozy, secure and beautiful October. All is good. Sit back, relax and enjoy the colors of the season. Stay well and I’ll check in with you soon.
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