We had dinner at a nice restaurant where they served three delicious courses – soup, meat & potatoes (the vegetarian meal was some green thing with cheese, but it was really quite tasty), and some sort of yogurt for dessert. Then it was concert time and we had some pressure as Mr. Welser-Most was in attendance. We were all nervous, but I’ve learned that you can’t always control nerves and you simply have to control the reaction rather than the emotion, so on we went with the concert and it went very well. Franz seemed to enjoy it as well as locals and other US citizens stopping by. The church made certain themes bleed together a little bit, but overall, we were all very pleased. After this, I actually went out with my parents again, and we went to an outdoor bar/grill and watched the Spain/Croatia soccer game; it was such a fun environment! Then I went back to the hotel, and we’re all now getting ready for bed and tomorrow’s bus ride to Salzburg! It’s sad this is the last stop on tour – it’s gone by so quickly and I’ve had so much fun – but it will be such a great city with brilliant musical history, and I’m really looking forward to it!
Emily Rees, trombone