Fun Fall Beginnings

Fall is my favorite time of year — getting back into the school routine with the kids, crisp air, crunchy leaves, apples, and for me — the start of my new violin studio AND the start of orchestra rehearsals! You may have noticed the work we have been doing on our front porch, which had a sagging roof and rotting wood everywhere. That is all fixed now and we have put on new decking so it is nice and safe. The studio is now open and a few students are starting to trickle in. Yay! If you are interested in lessons for yourself or your child, email me at sarahhemm@gmail.com. We can also set up a time for you to come in and observe a lesson or do a trial lesson. More information is available on this website.

This month, I joined the Madison Community Orchestra. I was a little nervous because I had not played with an orchestra since I was in the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra in the 90s! Although my sight reading, at tempo no less, has room for improvement, I was happy to find the music challenging, and the conductor and other musicians inspiring. After all, I wouldn’t be a violinist if I didn’t love a challenge.

We are playing some great music and our first concert is coming up on Friday, October 23 at 7:30 – 9:00 pm. It is at the Norman Mitby Theater at the main MATC at 1701 Wright St. in Madison. More info about the concert here. Hope to see you there! We are playing excerpts of Delibes Coppelia ballet and the Fierrabras Overture by Schubert.

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