I am performing this weekend with the Milwaukee Symphony and the Bel Canto Chorus, at a venue in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, which is really fun to type. Yes, we are playing at the Oconomowoc Arts Center. In Oconomowoc. I might be a little punchy after all the hours I've spent in the car this week. Getting to Oconomowoc, you know.
It is a rare pleasure for me to perform with this fine ensemble, and I am playing English horn, another rare treat. It's particularly fun because yesterday I was down in Indianapolis visiting Carlos Coelho, the marvelous oboe repairman. My horn had cracked and now is not only fixed, pinned, and polished, but also thoroughly readjusted, and cared for as only Carlos can care for an instrument. It works effortlessly and I feel I can do no wrong on it.
Also, I am only playing on one piece, it's substantial enough to make me feel like my drive was worthwhile, and it's first on the concert (so I get out early every night). In other words, every now and then a freelancer catches a great break.
Click HERE for more information about the concert.