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Monthly Archives: December 2006



I’m sitting in the middle of tech rehearsal at the Taper. They’re lighting the section of “Being A Geek” where Evan goes into the audience. Oh, wait, I’m giving things away. Ignore that sentence. I just got back to L.A. after a week in Seattle conducting the Seattle Symphony for John Pizzarelli‘s Christmas show. It was truly thrilling just to be asked, but the thing about being a guest conductor is that the first hour of rehearsal is always weird. Maybe not for Kurt Masur or Michael Tilson Thomas, but for someone like me who the orchestra doesn’t know andRead More »