July 28th, 2013 – performance around 12:30 pm. The performance took place on Sunday afternoon of a chamber music weekend amidst wonderful readings and wonderful performances by many musicians from the Syracuse area. Other than the first public performances this was the first time in the Journey series where I was playing for professional colleagues (as well as other musicians and music lovers). I was gratified to find that not only did my ideas hold up in that situation, but they were felt to be compelling and were taken as valid. I tried out a new understanding of pacing for the end, and it worked. Still the opening theme and first two variations need to be much more organic.