I just got home from playing a Family Concert with LSO. It was an all Sibelius concert, and a lot of fun. It's great playing for such an appreciate audience, and to educate young people about the joys of music. I hope at least a few of the kids from today's audience will be inspired to dedicate time to music.
Speaking of which, I was really amazed by the numbers and kinds of students that participated in the festival in Brazil. There we big, macho men playing Vivaldi on violin and LOVING it. Everyone was so eager to learn and to make music! I wish the US's culture instilled music into us the way Latin American culture seems to.
So finally, here is a photo gallery from the final concert, a week ago. Sigh. It was so wonderful!