Ok guys, I just learned today that I have a huge dilema in the conflict-of-interest department.
Today my violin teacher announced that my string group, who I am concertmaster for, is going to play in Heinz Hall on April 23rd. Heinz Hall is, for the record, the place where the Pittsburgh symphony plays and we would be playing before them. There's also a violin soloist who's going to be playing that night and, as concertmaster of our string group, I get a solo piece during the performance.
The problem is April 23rd is also the night of the junior/senior prom and I am currently a senior (didn't go last year so I'd enjoy it more this year). My violin teacher offered to reschedule our Heinz Hall appearence but I'm rather doubtful that it'll be feasible and I don't want everyone else to miss out on a great soloist. And I'd like to go to prom to hang out with my friends and it's our last dance etc.
A few facts/ scenarios thrown around-
The Date Factor- I don't have a boyfriend right now and go to an all-girls school, so there's no one who I know right now I would go with. I was planning on asking one of my brother's friends to go with me because it's not too much fun to go to one of our dances without a date. So in short there is no significant other that I have to take into account here.
One of my friends got the bright idea that I could go to another school's prom but that implies that someone else would ask me. Which I personally don't think is very likely.
Could I leave the concert early? In short, no. My violin teacher says it's be impolite, in bad taste, and I wouldn't want to miss the soloist anyway.
Could I somehow go to both? Theoretically, knowing what time the concert would end, I could show up for the last hour/ hour and a half of prom. I'd still have to shell out a lot of money for the normal ticket to get in which would come out to be what, fifty bucks for an hour or so! Which doesn't sound worth it to me...
Ok, those are all the points I can think of right now, I'll add something if I forgot it. I'm sure I'm going to be wrestling with this for at least a month (you need to buy prom tickets before spring break) but until then what do you all think?