The nucleo usually ends rehearsal at 5:30 every
day, but Carlos and I got the time wrong and ended up keeping our kids until 6:00.
No one told us to stop rehearsing. The kids never asked for a break for the
entire three hours we were working with them; neither did we.
After we finished rehearsing, the Fellows and nucleo leaders grabbed some sweets at the dulceria in the square. Some of the kiddos joined us. The student on the far right is José Victor, who Carlos and I met for the first time last week at the audition prep day at the conservatory. They were working on the first horn part to Mahler’s first symphony. During a rehearsal break, the horn students asked me which horn part I usually play, and I said second. José Victor ran out of the room, and came back a few minutes later with the second horn part for me to play along with them.
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Sistema Fellow ‘13