13. October 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Stolen Instrument

Please keep your eyes open for a Heckel that was stolen from the Bay Area today. Serial number 12745.

If you see it anywhere, please contact me immediately and I will let the owner know.

UPDATE: INSTRUMENT RECOVERED! Great news for the bassoonist, not so great news for the (very stupid) thieves!

He conducted two of his favorite showpieces: Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 1 (A Sea Symphony) and Handel’s Suite from Water, composed for a Thames River boating party. These continued the British character of last week’s gala program, which launched the RPO’s 85th year and Seaman’s 10th as music director.

(Found here in a review.)

… but that one word “Music” should have followed “Suite from Water”. And because I’m only just getting the brain moving (in my counterclockwise way), I didn’t even think “Suite from Water Music”. I just thought … “HUH?”

Yes. I’m slow to wake sometimes. But I have a student in 50 minutes and I promise I’ll be alert as can be by then. Really. (My student might not be, though. I can’t tell you how many students respond with the word “tired” when I ask how they are.)