I wish we could stop the clock now, so we wouldn’t have to end; but I promise, I hope, this will not be the end, but only a hiatus. We’ll be back! Sometimes, you have to lose, or almost lose, what you have to appreciate it.
-Marvin Hamlisch, at the final concert scheduled for Columbus Symphony, read here
I didn’t play the final San Jose Symphony (RIP) concert. I had a conflict, although I no longer remember what it was. I must confess, though, that I’m sorry to have missed it. I think that I might have had more closure. Maybe. Maybe not.
All those years of San Jose Symphony, and now the memories are so few. It really seems like a dream.
My heart go out to David H. Thomas (principal clarinetist) and all those in the Columbus Symphony. When our symphony folded it was like a death, and it still hurts when I think about it. I enjoy Symphony Silicon Valley, and I’m grateful for it, but I doubt it will ever be the job that SJS was, and I’m not willing to risk my heart again. That’s for sure.