Along with a Haydn symphony that doesn’t involve me (I’m on English horn this week), Symphony Silicon Valley is performing Respighi’s Feste romane and David Amram’s brand spankin’ new Piano Concerto No.1, with Jon Nakamatsu. Needless to say, I’ve never played the Amram before. But I’ve also never played the Respighi so while it isn’t new to the world, it’s new to me.

You can buy tickets. I won’t be upset if you do. I know you needed to know that.


  1. OOh, Doesn’t I love that oboe solo in the beginning of roman festivals!

  2. Hmmm. How come I’m not remembering an oboe solo at the beginning? It all starts so loud and crazy …? DO tell!

  3. I am looking forward to this concert – I liked the previous Amram premiere – but I’m reviewing something else this week.

  4. I do remember you liking the last Amram, David. And Mr. Scheinin not liking it. And the Amram we played prior to that you didn’t care for, but Scheinin liked. So that of course makes me wonder what’s going to happen this time! 🙂

    I haven’t quite wrapped my head around the Amram yet, mostly because I’ve been fussing with reeds. Typical story ‘o mine.

    So what concert are you reviewing. Or is that a bad question … maybe you aren’t supposed to tell? If so, never mind.