A few bits of blog housekeeping:
I don’t know if I posted about this, but my friend Pamela Espeland wrote this lovely piece about me on MinnPost a month or two back. And just last week, Yoshi Kato wrote this piece about 3 Bay Are conductors (myself included of course!) and another shorter feature in the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Datebook”. It’s a privilege to be covered by these wonderful journalists, and I’m so glad I was able to share my stories to an even wider audience!
For those of you who missed the live broadcast/livestream last Friday, my concert with the Minnesota Orchestra, A Midwinter Gathering, is available here; you’ll be asked to create an account to access the archived concerts. It’s immensely gratifying to be able to produce a show like our Gathering, a concert which tied together music and storytelling from diverse voices. Wherever we are around the world, we love to gather and connect with our loved ones, and I hope the Orchestra and I did our part to remind the world that we humans share more similarities than differences.
I had sort of a rough weekend when I returned home to San Francisco – I made a rather heartbreaking discovery – I’m not quite ready to write about it yet. Sorry to be so opaque; I promise I’ll be more transparent when I’m able.
And finally, in connection to the Minnesota Orchestra again, we recorded a musical holiday greeting during our rehearsal process for the broadcast. I love this gentle tune, and hope that it brings some joy and warmth to you as well: