03. June 2018 · Comments Off on Over ‘n Out: Goodbye 2017-2018 Season · Categories: Ramble

Today I played my final concert of the Symphony Silicon Valley season. It was a non-stressful concert for me, which is rather rare and kind of fun. While an all-Tchaikovsky concert isn’t my first choice to play, our wonderful guest conductor Tatsuya Shimono did get me to hear the works in a fresh way. He is such a fine conductor, and a truly gracious person. I look forward to working with him again.

It is difficult to imagine, but I now have no performing work for months. I think this will be the longest gap I’ve ever experienced. It makes me even more grateful to have students: they keep me going when I have nothing for which I must prepare. (And of course there’s no income with them. I do need to keep some money coming in!)

I suppose, too, I’ll get a lot of walks in now, and that means more photography. (In case you aren’t aware, you can visit my photography site by going here.)

Tomorrow I will experience that odd feeling of emptiness. It has, in fact, already hit just a bit. I do look forward to free time (and the ability to send my instruments in for some major work), but it’s still so strange to not perform for so very long.

03. June 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

(Oops … forgot to post my Sunday Evening Music. So sorry, to the one person who looks for these!)

Runestad: I will Lift Mine Eyes
Cor Cantiamo

03. June 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Antognini: O Filii Et Filiae
University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Singers; Peter A. Eklund, Conductor