Just finished playing second violin for the final show of BUGS’ Pirates of Penzance. It was fun, and not as hard as I thought it would be to get back into playing after nearly nine years without picking up a bow. No, I didn’t play brilliantly, but I didn’t play all that brilliantly as a teenager, either, so fair’s fair.
I did, however, forget how much work it was! After playing 4-6 hours a day for just over a week, my body feels like it’s about to fall apart. Luckily, I get to take a long break now.
Gilbert and Sullivan is lots of fun to play (but harder than it looks!), and I would be thrilled to do it again, though I doubt I’ll ever get the chance.