Today San Francisco Symphony makes their announcement about the 2010-2011 season. And I’ll be there for that! Yep. They sent me an invitation. So I’ll be there. Come back here later and I’ll fill you in!

I’ve neglected to mention that Michael Tilson Thomas was awarded the National Medal of Arts. You can see pictures here, and there’s even a video if you want to watch that.

Do you think a double reed player has ever been given one of these. I’m quite doubtful. But then we have to carry knives so we’d never be allowed in the White House. I’m sure that’s the only reason there’s not an oboe player in the House! 😉


  1. If I’m not mistaken, MTT was at one time an oboist (as a student).

  2. Yep … and I’ll have a quote from a certain conductor from when MTT played 2nd oboe in Missa Solemnis. 🙂