Good luck, Chase. What are you playing? And do you have
to play by memory? Isn't it acceptable to play with the music these days? I know...it looks cooler to play without the music.
I played Alborada del gracioso, Pavanne pour une infante defunte, Oiseaux tristes, Voiles, Ce q'ua vu le vent d'Ouest, La fille aux cheveux de lin, La serenade interrompue and General Lavine-eccentic by Ravel and Debussy. At the last minute I used music for the serenade only. Some messy spots but no lapses
The second half was Poulenc's Babar the Elephant, (with music) with eight dancers. The concert was a big success.
I guess it is acceptable lately to play with music, but my students have to memorize for competitions so what does it look like if I use music? Kinda damages my credibility a bit, imo. Also, I prefer to look at my hands, if I have to look at anything; my vision got screwed up in the disturbance so it's best to be focused on one thing. And it's just better to be memorized; after all, actors memorize their lines, we probably should too.
I will post proper recordings of these pieces over the next few months, one at a time and making sure my piano is in tune. On to the Liszt Eb Concerto on May 3rd. I was going to play that the day I was incapacitated, lol people are keeping an eye on me