Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Marvelous Simon Sinfonietta opening concert and now back to DC

Being married to the Maestro brings many treats. Wonderful soloists sit at the breakfast table overlooking the sea, talking about concerts and travels far and wide. The delight of sitting in on rehearsals which always feels as if the orchestra is playing a concert just for me. Once again hearing the parts of the music before it is put back together into the whole at the performance. When the first downbeat arrives, I again realize how special the Maestro's brand of music making is. Pure joy flows from him to the musicians and out into the audience.

Breakfast at Pie in the Sky under clear skies brings friends congratulating him on another great evening and thanking us for bringing this kind of music to a very special scientific and artistic community in Cape Cod, MA. If you do not know Falmouth/Woods Hole for its Oceanographic Institution (Titanic exploration), the Marine Biological Laboratory (53 Nobel prize winners), or Sea Education Association (the best-know semester-at-sea program in the country), perhaps you know it for its award-winning children's book illustrators (Molly Bang, Salley Mavor) or writers (Daniel Robb). It is a very special place and now we have added great classical music to the mix (