|An outside view of Trinity Episcopal, beautiful old style
nestled in a modern downtown.
|Trinity from the inside - gorgeous visually
Along with the excitement of performing Wolf's Italian Serenade and Mendelssohn's Op. 12 for the first time as a quartet, and the Debussy Quartet for the first time in our current SSQ configuration, we were ecstatic about the turnout, which was huge, even if it hadn't been a dreary, rainy evening. The place was packed, and the energy of the crowd was truly infectious. What makes this even more wonderful for us, though, is that Wilmington is home for the quartet.
While our work and lives external to the quartet keep us from being on tour a whole lot, we enjoy getting on the road to new places far and near. We have a short tour of Florida coming up this month, and in addition to the warm, sunny weather to look forward to, we're excited to share ourselves with new audiences who haven't met us yet. It's a really special privilege to go new places and have people show up to hear us!
But playing at home, for audience members, friends, and family that we've known for so many years - this is perhaps the most special thing we get to do. As the quartet grows and matures as an ensemble, we feel that our relationship and friendship with our local audience is part of our personal and ensemble growth, too. And to walk on and off stage to the smiling faces of our friends, neighbors, significant others - this is really thrilling. (and they clap for us, even if we forgot to do the dishes the night before!)
So, as happy and honored as we are to get to play all over the country, it's a special privilege to come home, too. So, for our local friends, we hope to see you at our "homes" again this spring, March 2nd at the University of Delaware and April 26th back at Trinity. We'll look for those smiling, familiar faces!