February 15, 2014

Full Circle

I think that it was this weekend in 1995 that I flew from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Houston, Texas for the purpose of auditioning for the Master of Music program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.   The trip was my third to Houston, the first having been in 1993 to participate in the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival, which is held annually at the Moores School of Music of the University of Houston.  

While there is much more to the story, and there was much more to that day - that will come later - today I had the pleasure of having lunch with my teacher, Kenneth Goldsmith, and the even greater pleasure of hearing the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal at Baltimore's Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in preparation for concerts that will take place both tonight at the Meyerhoff and on Tuesday, February 18 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.    How wonderful, once again, to be reminded that we are indeed a part of something larger than we can possibly comprehend....

More soon,

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