Holiday Season, Gil Shaham & Tchaikovsky

The Holiday season has been great.  My family had a family friend (and musician) visit from California who spent a lot of time coaching me with her flute.  I went to a lot of Christmas parties and had some great food with great friends.  I also got a lot of good practice in with Mr. Robert Davidovici, had an awesome Japanese New Years party with my family, and got the lucky king in the galette des rois.

I ended the Holiday season last night by Going back to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Knight Concert Hall).  The last time I was there was in 2014.  Following the advice of a violin guru I know; I set in the very top of the theatre.  This was to get a feeling of how Mr. Gil Shaham projected his emotions through the violin even to the very back corners of such a large theatre.

Mr. Gil Shaham was great.  He was so passionate.  The program started with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major (opus 35).  I read a book about Tchaikovsky.  Did you know he liked perfume?