Where: El Dorado Hills (location to be determined) – Brentwood (809 2nd Street, Brentwood.) Street parking is allowed. There is also a small parking lot across the street
Arrive: Performers should arrive 15 minutes prior to the recital. (Arriving much earlier will just encourage nervous jitters.) PLEASE do not be late, as we must begin promptly. If an emergency arises and you are unavoidably detained, wait to enter the recital until you hear applause.
Dress: This is a formal recital. I highly suggest doing a “dress rehearsal” at home in the clothes you plan on wearing.
Gentlemen: should wear a dress shirt and nice slacks and shoes.
Ladies: if wearing a skirt or dress, make sure it’s below your kneecaps when sitting. (You don’t want to have to think about anything but your music.) Nice slacks or Capri’s are perfectly fine. If you choose to wear high-heels, be sure to practice your music wearing them.
Photos: Group pictures will be taken after each recital. After the group pictures, you’re welcome to take individual photos of your pianist. If you will be video taping, please arrive early to set up your camera in the back or along the side aisles. During any performance, remember to remain quietly seated.
NO flash photography. –> (It’s tough enough to play a piece memorized with dozens of eyes staring at you. Any extra noise, flashes, etc. will be even more distracting! Please be mindful of the performers.)
Reception: There will be a reception in the adjoining hall after each recital. Refreshments will be provided, however, if you’d like to bring treats, you are more than welcome to do so. I know the pianists’ taste buds would really appreciate it!