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screw (one)self up to concert pitch

To prepare for any event or crisis that may occur. My dad is nervous about me driving so far on my own, so I'm sure he's screwed himself up to concert pitch and is stationed by the phone in case I call.
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in concert

1. Literally, performing a musical concert. They're one of my favorite bands, but strangely I've never seen them in concert.
2. Together; in cooperation. The two of us will need to work in concert if we're going to get through all these files. The local police department has been investigating in concert with federal agencies.
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in concert (with someone)

Fig. in cooperation with someone; with the aid of someone. Mrs. Smith planned the party in concert with her sister. In concert they planned a lovely event.
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in concert

Together, jointly, as in They worked in concert on the script, or When mind is in concert with body, one can accomplish a great deal. This expression uses concert in the sense of "an agreement of two or more persons." [Early 1700s]
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SMTA had, over the past several years, presented two concerts with members performing on two pianos.
The free concerts normally attract about 5,000 people, organizers said.
Imagine if you could still attend a live concert event starring Elvis Presley--a young, vibrant Elvis, in his prime.
A new orchestral piece will be heard for the first time in public June 10 at the next concert by the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra.
The Sapphire Trio, with Maxine Ramey, clarinet; Margaret Baldridge, violin; and Jody Graves, piano, was formed to explore the newly created literature for clarinet, violin and piano, and bring to the concert venue the master works that exist in the repertoire for this combination.
The Freedom Campaign concerts will be led by renowned activist Jack Healey; well-known for organizing Amnesty International's highly successful concerts around the world.
His all-night Sleep Concerts, first performed in 1982, became legendary in the San Francisco area, Kay said.
So, how do we engage our students whether they're age 5 or 85--so they will choose to attend live concerts and learn from them?
Madison Square Garden today announced that "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy", New York City's Concerts for the Gulf Coast, two star-studded concerts held at both Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday, September 20, has reached approximately $9 million dollars for the long-term hurricane relief efforts of the Gulf region.
The Beach Boys concert is expected to be one of two or three concerts Clear Channel will sponsor this summer in the amphitheater.
Concerts, like the one described, do take place, but usually in a few major cities and other intellectual centers, such as certain university towns.
Ehrlich has produced 25 Grammy Award telecasts, created and produced the "MTV Movie Awards" and "Divas" and hundreds of hours of specials, concerts and live events.
The orchestra, largely sidelined in the concert's first half, came into its own here: the woodwinds especially plangent, the trombones sounding heavenly, and concertmaster Martin Chalifour producing shimmering tones, perhaps in anticipation of his soloist's role at next week's concerts.
These productions include concerts, national and international tours, residencies, weekly national radio and television programs, recordings, publications, an annual high school jazz band competition and festival, a band director academy, a jazz appreciation curriculum for children, advanced training through the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies, music publishing, children's concerts, lectures, adult education courses and student and educator workshops.
The concerts present Beethoven's nine symphonies in two ways, with music by composers of recent vintage and on all-Beethoven programs.