01. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Symphony

… so the bass oboe behaved, and I think I played fine. I suspect that I could learn to love the beast, but after tomorrow I send it back to Forrests and odds are I’ll never play it again. This is only the second time it’s been used in anything I’ve been involved in (last time someone else played it) since I began with San Jose Symphony back in 1975. Seems unlikely that it’ll pop back up before I retire, yes?

The encore tonight made me cry it was so beautiful. I don’t play in that work, so I sit on stage and enjoy. I do believe I have the best seat in the house!

And now off to bed with me. I’m entirely beat. I think I need a week of recovery time, really, but there’s no possibility of that until sometime later. Maybe the week after Christmas, actually. This musician’s life … it’s feast or famine when it comes to work. So I’m attempting to enjoy this feast!

01. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Double Reeds, Photos

Last night, before the rehearsal began, Bob Shomler very kindly took photos of the “beast”, along with my own two babies. So here they are … a variety of photos to view. Thanks so much, Bob!

01. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

[name here] is loving the oboe! Her and a friend are playing over the phone together and learning some notes and songs! too funny!

01. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Saturday Morning Cartoon

Tom and Jerry: Pecos Pest

Gotta love a two string guitar.

01. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

Just got some new oboe reeds =) havent played in like 4 years