At least I can look forward to it being over on July 29th.
I've been nailed by Mercury today. I just heard from Carol Negro, who directs the West Marin Music Festival, in whose Composers' Showcase "Remove Before Flight" is being performed almost exactly a month from now.
Apparently she was under the impression that I would be playing the first flute part. I was under the impression that I was *not* playing the first flute part (and that somebody else would be hired to play it).
So as of now, I guess I am playing it. With eyes darting furtively around, I sneak off to practice really hard.