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?