February 9, 2018 – Welcome back! Today, I am sharing the second of two interviews with the soloists of February 24th’s concert!
Violinist Violet Webster will perform Bériot’s Scène de Ballet!
Scène de Ballet is Charles Auguste de Bériot’s (1802 - 1870) most well-known composition. It was composed in 1855.
Without further ado here is my interview with Violet Webster!
Q) How did you choose your piece? Why this particular one?
A) I chose Scène de Ballet because it's a really fun and versatile piece with something in it for everyone! It's a great pleasure to play it and I was really excited to have an opportunity to perform it.
Q) Which pieces did you consider?
A) I had considered learning Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, or perhaps Mozart's 3rd violin concerto, but ultimately, I decided on Scène de Ballet.
Q) What excites you the most about being a soloist with the orchestra? / Is there something that stresses you or that you fear about it?
A) Being a soloist with the orchestra is rather daunting because it's something that I have never done before, but I'm really excited to have the chance to do this. I do consider it to be a bit stressful because I want it to go well, but I have a good feeling about it!
I want to thank Violet for answering all my questions. I also wish to invite you all to come and listen to Violet and Félicia when they perform their solo pieces on Saturday the 24th of February at 7:30 pm!!
See you then!!