6/22/2009 7:41 PM
Today was our first day in Rosario. We visited the Monumento a la Bandera (Monument to the Argentine flag). It was actually Flag Day this past Saturday in Argentina, so we got the opportunity to see many of the Argentine flags flying. It was a beautiful day as we walked by the Paraná River. We got the chance to visit the Rosario Cathedral, and we saw the suspended bridge that connects Rosario to Victoria, the city across the river on the delta.
We were even joinied by some friendly stray dogs that met us at the bus and accompanied us the whole morning. They stood in the middle of the street and barked to stop traffic so we could cross the street. We were sad that we weren't able to bring them back on the bus with us to rehearsal.
After some free time this afternoon, the students had a very energetic 3 hour rehearsal. In the words of hornist Jacob Wilder, "It was very productive and we really got to the next level. After spending 3 weeks on Academic Overture, this was the first time we got to really knitpick at all of Brahms' nooks and crannies." Maestro Tinkham agreed by saying, "Things are really, finally coming together."
Everyone is ready for the concert tomorrow in Teatro el Circulo!