This past weekend, I played six performances of Magnus Lindberg’s craggy and forbidding (and insectile) Clarinet Quintet with my colleagues of Third Angle New Music (with the magnificent Louis DeMartino on clarinet) at Alvar Aalto’s magnificent library at Mount Angel Abbey. The reviews were glowing, and equally glowing are the photos that photographer/architect Tom Emerson delivered from the event – take a peek in the slideshow here.
Another week, another festival! In this case, my last of the 2015 summer season. I’m here in Central Oregon for the Sunriver Music Festival, of which I’ve been a part since 2000. We’re off to a good start, with a sold-out pops concert on opening night, and a very well attended first classical concert last night in the Great Hall at Sunriver Resort. It’s a great place to be for a festival, with so much hiking and biking available to do in one’s spare time. If you’re in the area over the next ten days, do check out the festival’s website and come to a concert, we’d love to have you!
Ok, it’s been a little bit crazy these past couple weeks. I got back from the Methow festival a week ago Wednesday, then headed out to the Blue Mountains for a camping trip, my only real vacation time of the summer. I got back yesterday, and tonight I head to the Sunriver Music Festival for ten days. Granted, I spend much of my summer in vacation settings, but I’m usually working at the time. This was a great trip to be free of the viola, obligations, and electricity and running water. Here are a few photos from the trip.