Per Lisa Hirsch’s recommendation, I went to listen to a concert conducted by Alan Gilbert. Stravinsky’s Symphony In Three Movements was the first piece on the program. Symphony Silicon Valley played this just last season, so I’m pretty darn familiar with it. How different, though, to be listening to the “all of it” now, after being so focussed on how I fit in and mostly on my own part when we were working on and performing it.
But THEN … well … as I was listening I was also reading (sorry, folks, I don’t give music my full attention sometimes. I’m bad that way … I hate when I do this, to be honest!) some of my google alerts. And from that I wound up here where I clicked on the thing to watch the San Francisco Symphony blogger event video. Well, of course then I had both the blogger video with lots of chatting AND Stravinsky going on. The weird thing is, they both ended at precisely the same time! Very odd.
Now I’m on to the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. No oboes. Still, it’s a fine piece. Go figure.