08. June 2007 · Comments Off on Tonight’s Performance · Categories: imported, Ramble

I’m back from the UCI Symphony Orchestra concert. It was great to hear and see Caitlyn. I had the joy of teaching her until she moved on to college. She sound wonderful, and I was quite impressed! We got to chat a bit after, and it was so nice to see her again. The orchestra sounded very good as well, and they ended the concert with Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration. I love that work!

There’s something about Irvine, though. For the life of me I can’t figure this city out! I got lost on my drive back to the hotel. For a planned city, it’s the most puzzling place ever when it comes to the streets.

Tomorrow night my daughter, her boyfriend and I go see Urinetown.

Funny … from Richard Strauss to Urinetown …?!

08. June 2007 · Comments Off on Traveling Tunes for Today · Categories: imported, Ramble

So it was mostly a lighter music day. The drive down to Irvine isn’t exactly exciting, so I thought some new things might be fun. So here’s the playing list for today:

  • Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full
  • Andrew Bird: Armchair Apocrypha
  • Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Hugh Laurie (this is my first book on CD … great fun as long as I made sure to continue to listen!)
  • 110 In The Shade – the new recording with Audra McDonald
  • Urinetown (The Musical)
  • Sunlight & Shadows (Yep, finally moved to some “classical” music; I only listened to the first two numbers. That was enough for today.)
  • No comments for now. Just thought I’d put the list together.

    08. June 2007 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

    The public doesn’t want new music: the main thing it demands of a composer is that he be dead.

    -Arthur Honegger