Today we had a full day of rehearsals.
We went through the scores of Richard Birdsall, Craig Reeves, Bill Pearson and Ken-P - all a number of times.
The orchestra also did some works of Andy Brick's.
It looks like the orchestra will pull this off by dress rehearsal tomorrow morning and everything will be ab fav (absolutely fabulous!).
During rehearsals, the weaknesses and problems become apparent. We had to do some on-the-spot arranging - nothing singificany, but areas needed smoothing and reworking. This happens often. Every orchestra is different. There are some challenges for the orchestra. The players have been very helpful and constructive - Helping out where they can, and working through some difficult parts. The conductor did mention that playing Craig Reeve's peice was like doing the 'Rite of Spring' with only two rehearsals.
I'm slowly getting over my MIDI-Mockup-itis. The real versions will be different then the MIDI versions. The human element will make it apparent in the live performance. That's what makes it real! However, in some instances, I like the MIDI version better. (Andy is currently pouring beer on my head for saying that).
Hope many of you can tune in for tomorrow's concert. Here is the link to the Live Broadcast tomorrow, Thursday March 31st, 2005 at 6PM GMT (1PM EST, 10am PST).
We'll keep you posted.