Christmas is a wonderful, but VERY busy time for musicians. We kicked off December with a run of the Charlotte Symphony's Magic of Christmas show. So many people came to get in the Christmas spirit, including my adorable student Ella Grace and her mom! We then kicked off our long running Nutcracker run with the Charlotte Ballet. It can be difficult to play so many shows back to back, but Nutcracker is beautiful music and I love watching the dancers. It reminds me of my time as a ballerina (even though I'm the clumsiest person...seriously, I've dropped harps on my toes too many times to count). The cherry on top this year was that my brother, Dan, was able to come up from Charleston and pl
Not only is December Christmas time, but in recent years I've also been fortunate enough to play for weddings during the holiday season. Typical wedding season for me is April-October, but its nice to play them outside of those months. This lavish wedding at the Ritz in Uptown Charlotte was truly breathtaking. I've played in that ballroom before, but I barely recognized it due to the drastic transformation. Its amazing what the correct lighting and decorations can due for ambiance. I was lucky enough to also play with my colleagues, Carolina Chamber Players. For the prelude, we traded pieces on and off. We all were able to play the processional of Pachelbel's Canon in D. Shortly after
I've played at some pretty gorgeous places, but this house in the Quail Hollow area of Charlotte just might take the cake. I was contacted by a real estate agent to play background music at the broker's luncheon of a house that just went on the market. I was set up in the gorgeous foyer just as people entered. The acoustics were incredible! Hopefully I helped to set the mood so the house could sell!