The first review of the Symphony Silicon Valley concert is up. I don’t agree with all of it, but when do I ever agree completely with a review?! And no, I won’t tell you what I disagree with. Sorry! (If you really want to know what I disagree with, email me and ask. I might tell you.)

There will be more reviews, so stay tuned.

Tomorrow we play portions of the concert plus a bit of Superman music for two children’s concerts. I just found out I’ll be playing first, so I have to get there early and have a look-see at some parts. Never a dull moment in oboeland.

From The Standing Room blog on Dr. Atomic we are told

1:15am Update: Stop reading about Doctor Atomic right now, and just go see it. Or rather, read Alex’s New Yorker preview and don’t read anything else, and then go see it. I bet you never imagined that an opera could have a spoiler. (I did too much reading ahead of time and regret it immensely.)

I plan on doing just that. I have Alex’s article. I’ve looked at just a few blurbs here and there, but I’ve not read much and after hearing that there might be spoilers I’m just going to avoid all things Atomic for now.

A week from today we’ll be going. I can wait. I don’t need to read more. I have great self-control and I am not easily tempted.