Bach and a Blue Cello in San Francisco

 

Landed in beautiful CA last night, meeting our dear friend Ruth Ellen Kahn at the airport. We met her son for dinner at a Chinese restaurant near the Bay at Tiburon, and enjoyed the benefits of traveling two time zones to the west–what a great sleep.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s concert, a private event at the top of Belvedere. We went up there today to check out the space; I will give the lecture and performance looking out at the Golden gate bridge–stunning.

Sunday’s program is inspired by Bach, the thread that connects the repertoire, even though only one composition is by the man himself. Immortal Bach by Knut Nysted, Beethoven’s Sonata in D, Op. 102, No.2, Spiegel Im Spiegel by Arvo Part, and then Brandenburg No. 6, in Bb, to conclude. It will be fun to share the stage with Dianna and talk about this great music with our audience.┬áTickets and info available at Musica Marin.

As you can tell from the pic, I get to play on a blue cello, on loan to Musica Marin this year. Beautiful on many levels.img_2405

 

Dreams of Sushi, tonight!

Excited to lead pre and post-film discussion about this film tonight, 6:30pm in Aleshire Theater, as part of the MSU foreign film series. Fascinating to see this beautiful portrayal of dedication to one’s craft. His life and work are a reminder that daily repetition ceases to become so when creativity, attention to detail, and finding pleasure in the satisfaction of others are your work.