Tomorrow night is the premiere of Terranean Meditation, performed by the Quartetto di Sassofoni Accademia in Monticello, Virginia. I’ll be there. Friday night, they will give the second performance in Wintergreen, Virginia. I’ll be there as well. On Saturday night, the Daedalus Quartet will perform my String Quartet No. 4: The Infinite Sphere on Music Mountain in Connecticut. Alas, I will not be there. I am bummed out that this is the fifth or sixth performance they’ve given of this piece, and I’ve only been able to attend once. Hopefully someone will let me know how it goes.
A word about the Quartetto di Sassofoni Accademia. This group is to Italian sax quartets what Prism is to American sax quartets. The same four guys have been together for 26 years; watching them rehearse is a real joy. And communicating with them, in my broken Italian and their broken English, is an additional source of pleasure — if not mutual mirth.