Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Destination: Gulf Shores, AL

Before dawn on Saturday morning, I will be leaving the wind and flurries to migrate south for the week.

I'm taking a 12 hour road trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama to soak up some sunshine and warmth.

While there, I plan to eat fresh seafood for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don't know where they serve seafood for breakfast, but I intend to find it.

I'll post the pictures when I return!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

On Friday and Saturday, the May Festival Chorus performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. We sang Brahms' German Requiem, which is a brilliant seven-movement requiem.

The performance received lofty reviews in the Enquirer, and I must say that I really enjoyed being under the baton of Paavo Jarki (conductor of the CSO). He is an impressive leader with rare musicality. Truly an honor to work with such outstanding musicians!