Taking the stage

Tomorrow I conduct a concert with the Minnesota Orchestra, an ensemble with whom I have a titled position (“Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall” – I know, a mouthful!), an ensemble I’ve been working with for nearly 15 years, an ensemble full of friends.

Tomorrow I conduct a concert with my friends for the first time since March.

I’m still working through what all of this means, and I’ve not really worked up to putting it into words – I’ll save that for the next post.

What I can say is that the stage always feels firm beneath my feat, the light is always dazzling, the sound always enveloping, and the deep humanity of what we do always palpable.

If you can join me live o Friday, December 18 at 8 pm Central Time, it will be broadcast on Twin Cities PBS and live streaming on the Orchestras website.

6 thoughts on “Taking the stage

  1. Wayne Zelenak says:

    May your concert be an epiphany of hope, that rings like a golden bell in the hearts of those who have been deprived of the music that brings joy to the soul. “Break a Leg”



  2. Stanley Hooper says:

    Yes, tomorrow will be a chance to see the orchestra again and once again to watch you direct. We are looking forward to that event with great anticipation.


  3. Bonsoir La Maestra.
    I couldn’t make it for tonight but I’ll try to catch up sooner or later before Christmas. I’m sure the gig was something awesome to hear and see.
    I’m gonna try to watch it next week with a family coping with an ending life (palliative care) at home. My patient always loved Christmas. I’ll bring my special laptop and I’ll watch it with them.

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