OK, yes. I have been neglecting my poor little blog. I promise that will change!
It's a good feeling to begin the day of a performance feeling comfortable with all of the music. Tyson Deaton and I have spent this week putting everything together and merging our interpretations. There have been arguments (as there almost always surely will be) and we have had to call the composer of one of the pieces to mediate. But, everything has been settled now, we're on the same page and I feel like it's going to be a very good program.
One little note to my audience tonight. The first half of this program is very heavy, dramatic, and maybe a little long. It deals with war and death. I just want you to know that the second half is lighter, more hopeful and much shorter. If you make it through the first half, you're home free!
So, come on out and enjoy an evening of great poetry, good music and two good musicians (if I do say so myself)!!