I'm doing a concert. Yes, me. Here, on campus. It's probably not what you think, but it's tomorrow.
A voice faculty member, let's call him Luciano, and I were talking, and he mentioned that he gives his voice students art song settings of Shakespeare's songs, mostly from the 19th century. We talked some more, and decided to do a concert. That's how amazing the music folks are.
He contacted two other music faculty, let's call them Beverly and Dean; Beverly's going to sing, and Dean is going to accompany them on piano.
Me? I'm going to talk, which is a good thing because I can do that, but I can't sing like Luciano and Beverly can.
In the early stages, Luciano suggested that his students don't know the contexts of the songs in the plays, and that's where I come in. So, for the songs we're doing, I've put together a short lecture bit, introducing the program and song in Shakespeare's plays, and then a short bit giving context for each of the songs they've chosen.
I'm excited, but also a bit nervous. I'm sure once Luciano and Beverly sing no one will worry much about what I have to say!
I like the idea of our collaboration; it's neat to do something with these folks.