Another year for the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra,
now celebrating our 10th anniversary, and much of the day is given over to all matters SFCCO, after dispensing with the days pdf and compositional activities (Crystal Series 15 and Psalm 97 8). Make ready parts and score for both Igor Stravinsky's Greeting Prelude and Mark Alburger's Triple Concerto for Bassoon, Contrabassoon, and Harp ("Family") ---
work-a-day / magical
down / up / over
beauteous / bounteous / bustling
Lick-Wilmerding School for rehearsal of
John Beeman - Collage
Sheli Nan - "Saga" Overture
Michael Kimbell - Concertino for Clarinet
William Severson - The Mystic Trumpeter
Martha Stoddard - Points of Reference
Samuel Ostroff - Academy
John Cage - 4'33"
Igor Stravinsky - Greeting Prelude
Mark Alburger - Triple Concerto for Bassoon, Contrabassoon, and Harp ("Family")
Davide Verotta - Solar Wind II
Home late, as is Harriet from a Weill performance, but finish an 11th-hour request for a last-year student's recommendation, posted in the dead of night.
Pdf of Crystal Series, page 14,
John Bilotta's for work re
Goat Hall's upcoming
Kurt Weill Happy End
lateraling over to Diablo Valley College to record a new mix of The Little Prince: I. Moonlight with a combined Garishtone-Tritone Orchestra,
through San Pablo
including composition of Psalm 97 7, receiving welcome email messages re upcoming events, signing off Grove edits to the American Baroque article, with Harriet arriving back late after another rehearsal.
Happy 25th birthday to the adventurous Crystal, about to leap ahead to Harvard Divinity School.
As she is booked for another all-day adventure,
the best we can do is follow suit (albeit quite modestly) with a little outing of our own,
seemingly for the first time in five or more years to local Lagoon Valley Park (the been-there-done-that of the intervening years having taken us mostly to the Pacific, farther-afield Coast Ranges, and the Sierra).
parking the car with Harriet,
down the south shore
then the north of this artificially enhanced marshland
(whose negligent maintenance embodies the town council's indifference to precious open space, as the governing body is hellbent to destroy the lower half of the valley in development, which, to this point, has been spared only by indifferent economic times),
Homeward thereafter to do the next pdf (Crystal Series, page 13) and compositional (Psalm 97 6) work.