Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sauna Concert

Since the concert was outdoors, the City of Irvine set up a huge tent for the musicians and the audience in the city hall plaza. The only problem was that the rainstorm was over by Sunday morning and it was sunny this afternoon. The tent has a clear plastic roof which let the sunlight in then trapped the hot air inside. During practice, it felt like we were playing in a sauna... or outside in Singapore (only not as hot nor humid).

Hot air... trapped!

Luckily the orchestra played first and by the time we were on stage, the city hall building blocked most of the sun. The mayor of Irvine showed up and all the chairs in the audience was filled by 4pm. I thought the concert went well. I didn't play too many wrong notes but I was pretty tired at the end and missed a couple high notes.

Orchestra on-stage

Next concert is on May 3rd at the Irvine Barclay Theater.

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