Is it spring yet? Temperatures in Boston are struggling to creep up and I almost feel bad complaining after such a light winter- but snow in April? I am dreaming of my summer travels!
I was very lucky to go on the Boston Symphony Orchestra's European tour this May and the highlight was the warmth of the Gewandhaus musicians and our tour in Leipzig. Seeing Bach's grave in the St Thomas Kirche where he composed so much music, felt sacred and overwhelming. I enjoyed playing Mahler 9 six times and the other program of La Mer and La Valse were equally as enjoyable. What a thrill to play in Vienna at the Musikverein with all it's history and golden walls. It was a whirlwind trip that I will never forget.
Next up will be the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival in June where I look forward to some chamber music, some wine and collaborating with some of my favorite humans. Odyssey Opera and Midsummer Opera will have light summer fare with Mozart and Mascagni. Also, I am looking forward to the Cortona New Music Sessions in Tuscany, Italy. I have 6 students attending and cannot wait to watch the collaborations between students and composers take seed, sprout and perhaps create some life long relationships. There will be wine and great humans in Italy as well...I am a lucky lady!
As always, visit my calendar for the most up to date listings or go to the sound page and check out my 50 (and counting) recordings on various labels!