Enjoying hard days

It's not easy to balance for work hard and rest well.

I'm occupied a lot of things right now and feel hard to make good rest to my body and mind.


But I'm enjoying working hard because my work is making good music. ;)

I'm sure that I love music. :)



I had concert in Nara two days ago.

It's not often we give concert in Nara.


It was nice to travel to Nara with nice country view from train and walk in the city in Nara. :)




Concert was with the program of John Williams.

All movie music by him like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman and more.


As you can imagine easily(if you are a brass player), it was very tough!!!

I don't think we enjoy playing music... I was just thinking "Do all of them somehow well".



I was so exhausted when concert was done...

That was not healthy program for musician(especially for brass player).



I had very good time in Osaka with Australian Euphonium player Fletcher(Mitchell) yesterday. :D



It was first real meeting for us, but it was very nice and I enjoyed talking with him very much. :)

I hope we can play together next time!! :D



After that, I was occupied with orchestra rehearsal.



Until the middle of July, I would be busy like this.

So I need to be smart enough to survive this hard period!!


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Enjoying happy week.

I'm really enjoying hvery happy week now. :)

My mother who lives in New Zealand is visiting Japan and she stays my house in Osaka this week.

All my family loves her and we had really happy time everyday!! :D



I was working hard too even I was occupied with my mother. ;)




Orchestra rehearsal was for the program which made by all John Williams compositions. :)

That's cool, but very tough!!




This is yesterday's sunset view.

I love this view so much. ;)




We had very very happy dinner yesterday with my student Hiroya and my mother.

It was fantastic time!! :D



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Enjoying Trombone and Euphonium both!

There was concert with game music on Sunday.

There are many pieces in the program, so rehearsal was long.



It was nice to see this kind of view after long rehearsal. :)




Concert was 2 time, and both 2 times were full house!! :D

It was fun! ;)




I met my old colleague from junior high school age at the concert accidentally!!

She was one of its staff.


It was big surprise!! :D

I enjoyed our conversation with her. ;)




It was Euphonium day yesterday! :)

We had very nice time and worked hard together!!



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School concert tour part 1 is done

My orchestra's school concert tour part 1 was ended yesterday in Ishikawa.


There were 4 concerts and we were so lucky that all day was fine day!! :D

It was not too hot, just fine! ;)


I was so happy under such a fantastic blue sky. :)







Concert with L.Bernstein program every day was kind of tough, but I enjoyed them. :)




There are many nice places in Ishikawa!!

I want to return there again soon. ;)




It was great day yesterday too. :)




My Trombone seems happy everyday with nice weather condition! ;)




It was so nice to see such a nice sky view after concert! :)




And I backed to Osaka last night.

Sunset view from train window. ;)




I feel that my body is stil tired, but I have long rehearsal today... and 2 times concert tomorrow.

Life is not easy... ;)


But life with music is great!

I'll enjoy them! :)


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On the tour

I'm on my orchestra tour for school concerts and I'm visiting in Toyama and Ishikawa this week. :)


On Monday morning, I left Osaka.

It was fantastic day, so I enjoyed my journey by train to Ishikawa.






After I checked in the hotel, had little rest and had good practice with good concentration. :)




Then, walked for 40 mins for this my favorite spicy noodle! ;)

There are many fantastic typical food in Kanazawa, but eating favorite thing is always FINE!! :D




After favorite dinner on my way back to hotel, I found very nice park in the center of city. :)

It's very peaceful. ;)





Concert tour started on Tuesday.

It's always my big pleasure to give concerts to young people. :)


The first school we visited was in the country. :)



I'm enjoying L.Bernstein program everyday! ;)



I was very lucky to have fantastic days(not too hot!)!! :D




I love this view. ;)



The first period of this year's tour will be ended by tomorrow's concert.

I'll enjoy concerts with young audiences!! :)


Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music & Daily life | 23:59 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Happy day with Opera

J.Offenbach's opera performance was done. :)

There were many places which were cut off, but it was stil long opera. ;)



Performing in the orchestra pit was not bad(but I prefer on stage!). ;)



There was one great guest for that opera performance.

My old friend Mio from Tokushima came to enjoy this opera!


We took same train after concert and had fun conversation with Mio! :D

Thank you very much for coming! ;)




When I backed home, I was so happy to enjoy watching sky view. :D




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More than 20 years no see

I went to listen wind band concert in Kyoto yesterday.

It was concert by an amateur wind band in Kyoto and one of my old friend from high school age performed in that band. :D


It was very nice to meet and talk with her and other friends from same high school age after concert!

It was more than 20 years no see!!! :D


Of course, I enjoyed their performances too! ;)




I had very happy and nice lunch with my wife Ai before concert in Kyoto. :)

It was great!!! :D




When I backed home, I had very enjoyable practice. :)

But it was hot...

Anyway, I felt very happy and nice!! :D



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Under the blue sky

I had good day under fantastic blue sky yesterday! :D



I like to see changing view of sky and cloud. :)




I visited to Yamaha Atelier Osaka for testing some parts for my Trombone before orchestra rehearsal.

It was very good time and I really feel that I am so happy man with fantastic Trombones!! :)



After that, I went to the orchestra rehearsal.

It was general rehearsal for Offenbach's Opera. :)



Orchestra pit is dark place.

It was very nice to see this view in the break time. :)



Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music & Daily life | 09:44 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Opera week

I'm in an Opera week now.

I like to work on Operas, but it seems too much for me... ;)


Anyway, it's always fun to work on Operas. :D



Day 2, we worked with singers.

Of course it's much better working with singers than only orchestra. ;)




It's in rain period in my living area now.

But I could see sunshine yesterday!! :D



Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music & Daily life | 11:16 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Occupied with many happy things

I'm occupied with a lot of works everyday, but I'm enjoying my time. :)


It was not so hot these days, so I felt very happy everyday!! :D





There are many rehearsals, but I'm having my practice time as well.

This is very important to keep my mind and musicality at the good direction. :)




I had exciting orchestra rehearsal by music of L.Bernstein. :)

My orchestra gives school concert tour this year with these pieces! :D

It'll be busy and tough tour!! ;)




I also enjoyed teaching. :)

I had many Euphonium teaching days this week! ;)





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