Week One of the five long ones is now ending.
I am home now, at 9.15, listening to SLSO play Sibelius 2, one of my favorite symphonies. I was to be there tonight . . . at Powell Hall to hear this work live.
But Matt Pentecost intervened. When your student is singing a leading role in an opera, you go. Matt kicked butt tonight as Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti, presented by Gateway Opera. His voice was perfect for the space. He sang beautifully. He was funny. And I’m one very proud voice teacher.
Tomorrow is a Webster University student composers concert at Christ Church Cathedral. Sometime tomorrow I also need to write for my theory class an explanation of how we modulate in music, and I need to grade papers, and I need to finish marking up all my Regional Arts Commission grant applications before the review session on Wednesday.
But now? Quacking oboes and ringing horns and thrilling strings. And the brass chorales. Ah, Sibelius!!