September 26, 2011

News Brief

The concert last night was incredible. A collaboration between the American Brass Quintet and the Chicago Chamber Musicians, the program ran the gamut from Gabrielli to Joan Tower and filled the Pick Staiger Concert hall with the most resonantly glorious brass sounds imaginable.

Afterwards, I went backstage to say some final goodbyes to the ABQ and was pleasantly surprised when I was able to introduce myself to James Stephenson, the composer of one of the pieces I'm planning for my recital (Vignettes for Trumpet and Percussion). He was very personable and said if I wanted some fun tidbits for my program notes I should give him a call.

SWE started today; a minor miracle considering Dr. Thompson's recent accident: a nighttime fall leading to forehead stitches, a couple of broken ribs, and a collapsed lung.

The weather has been bad--windy and wet--but there are always moments of beauty within the storm.

Otherwise I'm swamped, but reasonably happy.

Nuf said for today.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome!!! You live the richest life. Thanks for taking the time to share these neat things.