Tuesday, April 26, 2005


I played a concerto! It was the Boccherini concerto in G Major, and I played it with the BU baroque orchestra, directed by Martin Pearlman.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

These people are crazy.

These people are crazy. Not the people giving out water, the ones running the marathon. Watching a bit of the marathon was a cool experience, since even though there are definite winners, everyone who manages to finish is really a winner. It's got to be a rush to have people cheering for you for 26 miles. This is definitely an advantage to living in Boston: an extra day off in April!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Weekend Visit

We just got back from a weekend with Keith's Great Uncle Bob and Great Aunt Gerry. They live in Enfield, Connecticut. We had a lot of fun meeting lots of Keith's cousins, eating some good food, visiting a butterfly garden, and sniffing lots of candles at the Yankee Candle outlet.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Wedding Update

I finally ordered the invitations. I think they're going to be gorgeous. I also ordered the bridesmaid dresses and made some decisions about music. This wedding planning thing is such a hassle. There are so many decisions to be made, some of which are important, and some of which are not. I feel a lot better having accomplished these three things, though. Currently I am procrastinating from practicing and doing homework. Did I mention I have a few concerts coming up?

Recital Picture

Here is another picture from my recital. I actually ended up not wearing these shoes. They were just not working with the viola da gamba... Isn't the harpsichord pretty? Dad took this picture during our warmup.

Public Garden

Hooray! It looks like spring again! There were some sleepy ducks and some flowers on the trees in the public garden. Very nice!

Monday, April 11, 2005

A Hat

I just finished a knitting project! It is a hat (obviously) and isn't actually for me, but here is a picture of me wearing it. I was rather pleased with myself, since it actually turned out the right size. Lately I've taken it into my head to knit hats for cancer victims. This is the second this year.

Beethoven Concert

A quick concert update: the performance of the Beethoven sonata is actually April 26, not April 12. I'll let you know more details soon!

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Viola da Gamba Recital

I'm done! My recital is over! Well, I'm not really done (see list below of upcoming concerts), but this is one thing I can check off my list before graduation. Next will be a Boccherini concerto and a Beethoven sonata, followed by a Brahms trio and a concert of Bach viola da gamba sonatas! More pictures will follow, when I get the ones off Dad's camera. This picture was taken by Keith. I thought it went pretty well. There were some scary moments, but there always are. There were also some very nice moments, I think. We'll see how I feel when I hear the recording...

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Recital Program

Just to whet your appetite... my recital program!

It's All About the Bass

Masters Recital
Celia Wilson, viola da gamba
Akiko Sato, harpsichord
Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba

Saturday, April 9, 4:00 p.m.
First Church, Congregational, Cambridge
Lindsay Chapel


Selections from Captain Hume’s Musical Humours
Tobias Hume
(c. 1579-1645)
I Am Falling
My Mistresse hath a pritty thing.
Hit it in the middle
Tickell, Tickell
Tickle me quickly
Touch me lightly
She loves it well.

Sonata IV from Le nymphe di Rheno, op. 8
Johannes Schenck
(1660-after 1710)

Sonata in D minor, op. 5 no. 5
Arcangelo Corelli


Sonata in D major, BWV 1028
Johann Sebastian Bach

Les Folies d'Espagne from Pièces de Viole, Deuxième Livre                                           
Marin Marais


Here I am in the kitchen, celebrating my 24th birthday (a little early). Am I old or what? It seems like just yesterday I turned 18. What happened to the last 6 years? Keith made me steak for dinner. We discovered that there are barbeques out in the yard! Hooray!

BEMF Concert

I have an exciting announcement! Akiko Sato (my favorite harpsichordist) and I will be playing a "fringe concert" at the Boston Early Music Festival this June. The program will be the three Bach sonatas for viola da gamba and obbligato harpsichord (BWV 1027-1029). It's June 17 at 3:45 p.m. at the Church of St. John the Evangelist on Bowdoin St. I'll post more details and directions later.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Tess's Recital

Last Friday was Tess Wakim's recital. Keith took some pictures during our warm-up, and this is my favorite. Tess sang like and angel. (Guess what? She is going to sing at our wedding!!) I played both cello and viol, which can be scary, since there are both similarities and differences between the two instruments. It was also fun taking the subway to rehearsals, and cramming people and instruments in the car for the ride home. The string players decided to form the Sox Consort in honor of our favorite baseball team. Right now I should be practicing for my recital, which is Saturday, or at least doing some homework so I can have more practice time later. However, that is not what I am doing. I am procrastinating by writing stuff on my blog.


We did not hunt for Easter eggs. However, we did watch this adorable child (Zachary) hunt for eggs, which he decorated himself and helped his mom (Tara) hide. After getting up at 4 a.m. for the Easter Vigil service at the monastery, just about anything was amusing. The service was awesome. Anything with Psalms chanted antiphonally by candlelight and the Gospel reading sung in Fauxbourdon style has got to be pretty darn cool. Then again, perhaps I'm just biased, being an early music person.