String orchestra performance was this evening. The pieces were pretty easy to learn in a rudimentary way, and had no supertechnical viola stuff, and I must admit I gave them even less effort than that warranted. I'd practiced so hard for various recital pieces and lesson assignments that I thought that would carry me through somehow. It didn't. I could not adapt to any deviation-from-the-norm in my stand partner or in the other sections. I played out of tune and with yucky tone. It threw me every time.
Anyway, it's over.