What is a typical rehearsal like? How do we communicate linguistically about differences in musical ideas, and what is involved in the process of learning music? What about writing your own music? Ben Levin wrote a new piece for his YouTube series and documented every stage of the process from conception to execution - here I am at work!
From Anchorage, Alaska, to Zandvoort aan Zee, Holland - what a summer! By the numbers: 19 concerts performed, 5 music festivals, 10 flights, 8 trains, 7,400 miles driven, 8 countries, and 3 months living out of a suitcase. A Koelsch in Cologne, a Pilsener in Plzen, a Heineken in Amsterdam, a Chuli Denali Stout at the footsteps of "the Great One," and mountaineering through 3 of Alaska's 4 national parks. From teaching at the Killington Music Festival in Vermont, to performing at the Newport Contemporary Music Festival, to touring with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra Academy through Switzerland and Germany - it's nice to be back in Boston and not to carry my life in a suitcase anymore!
Here are a representative handful of pictures from my summer tour.
Boston - Anchorage - Wasilla - Talkeetna - Denali - Fairbanks - North Pole - Delta Junction - Glennallen - Copper Center - Kennecott - McCarthy - Glacier View - Seward - Homer - Hope - Newport - Burlington - Killington - Zurich - Lugano - Milan - Cremona - Parma - Bologna - Ferrara - Venice - Trieste - Slovenia - Salzburg - Mittenwald - Lindau - Lucerne - Frankfurt - Cologne - Hamburg - Prague - Plzen - Amsterdam - Ouderkerk aan de Amstel - Bloemendaal aan Zee - Zandvoort aan Zee - Boston