I haven’t written, I know I haven’t written. It’s because I’ve been blissing out all week on this orchestra concert. We’re playing Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Suite and Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde - and both works are just so expertly written and orchestrated, and so breathtakingly romantic and beautiful, and so exhilarating to play - that I haven’t felt like talking about it.
My orchestra is playing beautifully. I love working with my colleagues here. It’s been a pretty good year, artistically, and I can’t believe that this is our last concert.
What else happened this week? My mother was visiting from out of town, to help us with Zoe as we both had a lot of services and schedule complications. And because little girl adores her gramma, I was actually able to rest a little. Catch up a little. PRACTICE in a focused way. Go for long runs with a friend and get self-reflective.
I feel ready to face the next few weeks - the end of the regular orchestra season - and beyond that, to start exploring new projects. I can’t even tell you how much I’m excited about some of my ideas. This past year was very VERY hard for me, but I have high hopes for the future.
Meanwhile, come to our concert tonight. The music is astounding. Details HERE.