Sunday, December 09, 2007

Late Saturday night. This is a very busy time. In addition to the seasonal busyness, the preparations are in full tilt now for our weekend of concerts at the Prince Theatre (Chestertown, Md) next week. For many reasons, and on many levels, this has developed into an outstanding program. I hope you will be able to catch a show. I can hardly begin to describe the sense of increased awareness and connection, as I learn to "listen", while "performing" (praying in public still best describes this). I am more confident of my calling then ever. And, for the first time, really, see it in a specific application (that I am working exclusively to promote), as a solo pianist, connecting with audiences in small(er) venues, and intimate settings. Had an epiphany last night, and have been able to wrap my mind around how to create opportunities for others (you?) to get involved in support of my efforts. One "arena" where I can really see what I do working is House Concerts. These performing events are held in homes that can accommodate a small audience (say, 15 or more), and are usually attended by invitation. The organized house concert movement is expanding, however, most all of these performances are in the singer/songwriter category. So for me, I will work the "grass roots". I will be working to get the December newsletter out (hopefully in the next few hours), and will begin to reach out to make this happen. If this concept gets your attention, and you would be interested in exploring it, please e-mail Kim Mills - Manager, Joe Holt's Notes Records at KimMills@joeholtsnotes.com to get the conversatrrion started.

1 Comments:

Blogger Jessica said...

I keep meaning to talk to one of my professors about having you come up to ENC to perform....but that requires slightly extensive travel for you (a flight or 9 hour drive). You can check out http://musica-eclectica.org/ to see what people have been booked for this year. The audience may not be as small as 15, but it would still be on the smaller end of the spectrum.

Sunday, December 16, 2007  

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