Gather around for an interesting tale.....I was scheduled to play the "Autumn" concerto as the soloist with the EKU String Orchestra in a performance of all of the 4 Seasons at Berea College last evening. We had our dress rehearsal on Sunday evening (7:30-10)...I played well, the orchestra was great, no problem there. The issue was with the soloist for "Spring". It became increasingly apparent that he may not be able to perform his concerto on the concert. The director put me on notice that I might have to step in and learn/perform the "Spring" concerto on very short notice.
Fast forward to Monday morning around 10:30am. I got a call from the director saying, "You're on for Spring....run through rehearsal in Richmond at 5pm." So I had from 10:30-4:00 or so (for travel) to learn/practice this 3 movement concerto to have it ready to be played with orchestra. Cancelled everything and practiced for 5 hours straight. Went to EKU to rehearse/Berea for the concert and it went fantastically but I am completely fried.
Just a day in the life.....never know what it's going to be like! :o)