After a long (but rewarding) day of teaching, I went to the Arianna String Quartet concert this evening. My goodness, what an ensemble! Their sound was so well balanced, sometimes it was hard to tell that there were four distinct voices. They performed the Hayden "Joke," Shostakovich 3, and Tchaikovsky 3 string quartets. A huge program, and so incredibly well executed! What an evening.

It made me want to go back to my office and practice for a few hours, but I am exhausted so am home and heading to bed instead, so I can wake up and practice with new energy.

Happy dreaming (of practicing)!