12. April 2009 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

I haven’t really written about our concert experience this past week. Life sort of interfered, and I don’t care to write reviews in any case. But … I just read a rather favorable review of the San Francisco Symphony concert. The reviewer went to Davies. I’m wondering if anyone ever reviews a Flint Center concert.

We were at Flint Center on Thursday night. Maybe I’m wrong, but many of the orchestra members looked like they didn’t want to be there. Am I imagining that, or is it true? Does anyone know?

I know run-outs aren’t really a whole lot of fun for a whole lot of people. I feel that way; I prefer to play in the halls we kind of “own”. (Not as in a financial ownership, but the ones we are familiar with, that feel like “ours”.) Maybe SFS folks feel the same way.

The hall wasn’t extremely full. Maybe the audience is dwindling along with the musicians’ lack of enthusiasm.

Or maybe I’m imagining the whole thing.

12. April 2009 · Comments Off on Easter Wings · Categories: Poetry

by George Herbert

Lord, Who createdst man in wealth and store,

        Though foolishly he lost the same,

              Decaying more and more,

                      Till he became

                        Most poore:

                        With Thee

                      O let me rise,

              As larks, harmoniously,

        And sing this day Thy victories:

Then shall the fall further the flight in me.

My tender age in sorrow did beginne;

  And still with sicknesses and shame

        Thou didst so punish sinne,

                  That I became

                   Most thinne.

                    With Thee

                Let me combine,

      And feel this day Thy victorie;

    For, if I imp my wing on Thine,

Affliction shall advance the flight in me.

12. April 2009 · Comments Off on Today · Categories: Videos