I can’t believe it’s almost been 3 months since I started my new position with Orchestra of St. Luke’s. This year has already felt so monumental to me, and it’s also just started.
As Development and Executive Assistant, I support both the development team and executive director, and so far it’s really put my multi-tasking, multi-hat-wearing skills to the test. Already in the past 3 months, I’ve worked my first Carnegie Hall concert; helped with logistics for our Gift of Music Gala at The Plaza; and felt like I make an actually impact on the landscape of classical music in the city.
OSL is a phenomenal organization whose history of innovative music making and community building within the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood and beyond is incredibly inspirational to me.
I can truly say calling OSL my workplace home is such an honor.
Who would’ve thought I’d be lucky enough to land a job with an arts org that presents a 3-week long summer Bach Festival?? If you had told me that a decade ago, I’d think it was a pipe dream—too good to be true. I mean, I was the girl with the punny “Get Off My Bach” bumper sticker on my Honda Accord. I’d drive under thick canopy trees, serenaded by fugues and partitas, loving the precision and rhythm and beauty inherent in each piece. And now look how the stars have aligned. My heart is warmed with gratitude.
what I’m listening to:
The latest release from Third Coast Percussion: Perpetulum, which features a new commission by Philip Glass of the same name. David Skidmore’s piece on the album is also particularly impressive, and it’s been incredibly productive to write to.
what I’m reading:
just finished The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish by Katya Apekina and Leslie Feinberg’s legendary Stone Butch Blues (both so powerful and so incredibly good but cw: abuse, trauma, suicide, so pls read with caution !) and I checked out Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth from the library today, so I know I’m in for a treat