So here it is, eight months later, and nothing has been happening on the blog. That’s because a lot has been happening in other parts of my life!
Number One Excuse: The arrival of my new grandson! Liam made his appearance in February, and he’s the pride and joy of his parents and four happy grandparents. So, Chuck and I have spent a lot of time collecting airline miles in service of the newest member of the family.
A few musical highlights:
- Chuck has a concert on Sunday, May 5th at the Evola store in Canton at 2:00 p.m. His New Horizons group has suffered some personnel changes and is looking for players.
- I survived the Dvorak Symphony #8 under the direction of Nan Washburn with the OLPS Symphony in April. I missed a lot of rehearsals because of Mr. Liam — but did my best. We’re now in rehearsals for a pops concert. (June 10th, 3:00 p.m. at the Berman. Tickets are on sale now!)
- Viola Judy and I are heading back to Baltimore in June for another “go” at BSO Academy. At least two other musicians from Michigan will be joining us this year.
- Had a chance to see Barry Douglas playing with the BSO in the fall, under the direction of Vasily Petrenko – the hottest young conductor in Europe. Magnifico!
In all — apologies for being away so long. More insights coming soon.