Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Boston Performance

I've been practicing piano to prepare for a Boston gig. The audience is my family and the concert will be performed at our son's beach home in July. Happy Happy Joy Joy!

My repertoire includes:

Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata, first movement: Coming along nicely, just need to work on keeping the rhythm smooth. The ending also needs work.

Bach's A-minor Invention: Like all Bach pieces, this is very difficult. I've been working on it off and on for YEARS! I have the middle section memorized. Eventually I want to memorize the entire piece. But that won't happen before this performance.

Joplin's "Pineapple" Rag: I'm learning only the first two sections. All memorized! I used to know it but had to re-learn it. My favorite Joplin rag. The composer's notes say "slow march" which sounds so much better than blasting through at 90 miles an hour.

Linus and Lucy: Yep, the "Peanuts" theme song. I have an easy version which I've memorized. So much fun!

I can also play the opening bars to "One" from "A Chorus Line"!

Thank you. Thank you very much.
(Elvis impersonation)


Danny Dunne said...

Very impressive, Luana! Would like to hear the Peanuts theme in particular. Will there be video of your Boston concert?

BTW, great Elvis impression!


Luana Krause said...

Thanks, Danny. I suppose I could make a video. I'm not a very good pianist. Mediocre at best. Actually worse than mediocre. On a scale of one to ten, ten being amazing, I'm a four. But I don't care because I love to play!