Sunday, May 9, 2010

May 9 - Warm Thoughts in Cold Spring

Happy Mothers Day to all! And particularly to Bette, not once but

twice. Thanks for the life (you, too, George), and looking forward to catching up with you both -- rather than the mere answering beep today -- soon!

Here's what the day looked like at this end: Creation: IV. orchestration in the morning (page 2), sending Erling the Word files of the SFCCO postcard front and back for printing, beginning press release for the June Chamber Orchestra show, then off to Davies Hall on this

coldest-of-the-month-so-far (inland temps above; colder, as is typical, towards the coast),

fog blowing in and the wind seemingly about to tear the car door off its hinges upon opening, facing the bluster toward City Hall and the

Opera. San Francisco Symphony Chamber Concert features

Nathaniel Stookey's Junkestra (for eight percussionist playing found instruments from a recycling center: has the composer gone beyond Edgar Varese, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Harry Partch?), Igor Stravinsky's Octet, Sergei Prokofiev's String Quartet No. 2, and Maurice Ravel's
Piano Trio...

full report soon in Commuter Times and 21st-Century Music, and at and


past Erling's and

pick up the mail at Goat Hall, with welcome donations vis a vis upcoming piano expenses, then return




(near Napa), and

Solano --

rendezvousing with Harriet (who has been to rehearsals) for dinner at Merchant & Main Grill and Bar, and

home to compose page 4 of Vespers: VIII. Nisi Dominus.