An article that makes me feel like my complete surprise was not unwarranted. It also makes me even more excited about the appointment.

Go here to read it.


(photo from the SFS site main page)

SAN FRANCISCO, December 5, 2018 — San Francisco Symphony President Sakurako Fisher and Chief Executive Officer Mark C. Hanson today announced that Esa-Pekka Salonen will become the Orchestra’s next Music Director, beginning in September 2020. As the San Francisco Symphony’s 12th Music Director in its 107-year history, Salonen will succeed Michael Tilson Thomas, who concludes his 25-year tenure as Music Director in July 2020. One of the most influential and creative forces in music, Salonen has, through his many high-profile conducting roles, work as a leading composer, and as an advocate for accessibility and diverse musical voices, shaped a unique vision for the present and future of the symphony orchestra.

As my husband said, “Quite a catch.”

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
The Ten Tenors

Video by Dylan Evans Photography

Veni Veni, Emmanuel is the new song from The Ten Tenors album “Our Christmas Wish” which is raising money for The Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Pick up your copy of ‘Our Christmas Wish’ from Woolworths stores throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales or music stores throughout Australia.