20. March 2022 · 4 comments · Categories: Ramble

What fun to finally get to play again with San Jose Chamber Orchestra. It’s been so very long. Also fun was walking to work, of course.

BUT most fun?! Getting to play with Daniel Gurevich next to me after all these years. What a fine, fine player he is. I’m angry with myself, though: I should have had a photo taken with him! I even had the pleasure of seeing and chatting with his parents. Why didn’t I think of a photo?! (Surely it can’t be about my age, right? (Hm. Don’t answer that!)

Of course playing with him makes me marvel at the passing of time. It doesn’t feel all that long ago that I met him, a young, very enthusiastic oboist, or conversed via email with his father, yet here is he, a grown man, ready to get that playing job somewhere.

I’m not ready to deal with time passing this quickly, but of course I have no choice! So it goes.

Bravo, Daniel … and bravi tutti to the other young wind players there. (I was guessing I might very well have been the second oldest person on that stage. Eek!)

20. March 2022 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Orlando Gibbons: Almighty and Everlasting God, arr. Paul Smith
The Voces8 Scholars (U.S)

Voces8 Scholars: Maxwell Ary, Aaron Cates, Logan Combs, Jenna Hernandez, Jess Huetteman, Grace Kiver, Lauren Lestage, Adrien Redford, Christopher Short, Michael Skarke, Ross Tamaccio and Emily Wood.
Directors: Paul Smith and Erik Jacobson
Recording: Cameron Wiley, Evan Clark and Peter Ecklund
Video post-production: Evan Clark
Executive producer: Randy Salas

Recording dates: Nov. 15-17, 2021