We’re coming down the home stretch of our spring term, under 10 days to go, so my focus right now is on my students, hoping they all land safely. But I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shout-out to Constantine Kitsopoulos, who will be conducting Amadeus ex machina this Sunday with the Boca Raton Symphonia.
Constantine and I go back quite a ways: he was one of the factors that enabled me to survive my adolescence. We split our high school years between goofing off and waxing profound on musical matters. Since then, Constantine has had quite a career as an in-demand maestro — Music Director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra and Chatham Opera, and guest conducting all over the map. Though I can’t make it to south Florida to hear his performance this weekend, it tickles me not a little to think of my old pal leading an orchestra through my swirling 16th-notes.