Monthly Archives: August 2009

Dog days of summer

This is the last week of summer. Cherries and pesto and long hikes mark my days. In two weeks I will be performing for a large convocation in an enormous stadium with mikes, along side of four students of mine.

The critically acclaimed LA Times columnist and author of The Soloist, Steve Lopez will deliver the keynote presentation for the 2009 Freshman Convocation. Because the character from the book played the cello, it was requested that cellists be featured for the event.
To read more about convocation check out this website.

That should be very fun!

Baroque Festival

Well, I spent the last several weeks recovering from a fun and wild time in Baroque land in Boston. Fantastic coaches, players and performances, and lots of new information. But…..I have to admit that I dearly missed my modern set up, and while I think I did ok as a Baroque cellist, I think the power, directness and clarity of steel strings suites my nature more.

But I am proud of myself for having the courage to be less than glamorous sounding for a whole 9 day!

Thanks IBIL