I haven’t made a Thursday Doors post for a few weeks because I’ve been busy preparing for and giving a concert, in which I played the Telemann viola concerto solo with the South Bay Philharmonic. With this post I want to introduce Thursday Doors readers to some forgotten or ignored doors in a musician’s life.
Weekly rehearsals took place in a church all-purpose room at St Timothy’s, close to my home in Mountain View. During the rehearsals I was standing up there in front of the orchestra next to the conductor and next to a post. It got kind of hot in the room sometimes and we had to open the door to the outside. This took place on Monday nights so there was no one out there to hear us, unless they were passing by by chance.
The concert itself took place in East San Jose, at Foothill Presbyterian Church. Unlike the rehearsal venue, the concert venue is 45 minutes away, with Friday night traffic. The church is a low, unassuming building at the base of some foothills, with solar panels on the roof and an equally unassuming wooden door.
Unassuming or not, this is also the door that tickets are available at:
Before the concert I ended up going outside to warm up. There is quite an extensive courtyard behind the front door, with classrooms and doors along the side of the courtyard. This is like many school and church buildings in California, but not what I’m used to from the East Coast.
Waiting to go through the next door . . . to the performance, as a soloist for the first time.
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Read more about the performance and the lead-up to it here.