So concert #3 is over, and we have no more.

I really enjoyed the David Amram Piano Concerto. He knows how to write a nice line for English horn! I thought John Nakamatsu played great, and I loved the Joplin encores that he played Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. I even managed to enjoy the Respighi after all; I really thought I wasn’t ever going to enjoy that noisy work!

Paul Polivnick was, as is usual, very enjoyable, clear, and easy to work with. I’m always happy to have him at Symphony Silicon Valley.

Now I get ready for Opera San José and Cosi fan tutte, but I do have this week off so I might even work on reeds.



  1. >He knows how to write a nice line for English horn!

    And you sure know how to play one 🙂
    Lovely playing all weekend (and you looked mahvelous too).

  2. Awwww … thank you so much! You are too nice to me.

    You sounded mighty fine yerself! 🙂

    Now GET BETTER. (To clarify … I’m talking about health, not playing! In case anyone didn’t know that.)