Yep. Many of the members of the Oregon Symphony have got senioritis bad! A lot of the orchestra returned from New York on Saturday or Sunday, and then we were right back to our first rehearsal for this weekend’s Celebrating the Symphony concerts. Add in some nice spring weather to the mix, and you’ve got the makings of an orchestra which is torn: we want to play well for our home town fans, and we also just want to lie around in the sun! Now, if I think I’ve got it bad, then I should remember that at least I’m not one of the eight musicians making solo appearances with the orchestra this weekend. They had to prepare throughout the run up to Carnegie, and then continue after returning to Portland and rehearsing this program. They’re all sounding great, so it should be a treat for everyone to hear them.