I am having a very 'musical' weekend. I love when I get to have these, because in general I spend too much time at a desk and not enough time being musical. Yesterday was a very nice day. I did some teaching, followed up by a yummy vegetarian lunch, then did some roaming around in The Strand bookstore, some coffee, and lots of practicing. That's a pretty nice way to spend a day...in my opinion.
This morning I got the day rolling with a book and a cup of coffee. On the dock for today is an audition this afternoon and tonight I am going to see an opera at the Met! I am meeting friends to see Nixon in China. I'm very excited to see this opera because I love the music of John Adams and he will be conducting the original Peter Sellers production. I went to a panel discussion earlier this week that included Mr. Adams and Sellers, among others from the cast and creative team, and learned a lot about the creation and development of the opera. I think the more you know about a work of art, the more you enjoy seeing it. I also think there is a certain energy and excitement that comes with 'new' music where the people who actually came up with all the ideas are right there creating it again in front of my eyes. Good stuff!