Seven Quick Takes, Volume 7

— 1 —

I’m at Tanglewood! The summer home of the Boston Symphony must be one of the most gorgeous places on earth. I have often said that when musicians die, if they go to heaven, it looks like Tanglewood.

We’re enjoying an off day right now, dress rehearsal tomorrow and then I sing Beethoven’s Ninth on Sunday. We are also premiering a piece by John Harbison that had a nice little write up on one of the WSJ blogs.

— 2 —

We have reached the stage of half-marathon training at which long runs start to be mildly traumatic. Today was about nine miles and I’m still a little out of it. That the nine miles were in the Berkshires, which has hills that do more than roll, might have something to do with my exhaustion.

— 3 —

I really shouldn’t complain about the housing they give us when we’re out here, but what’s with the lack of outlets in hotel rooms? I have my computer up on the bathroom counter because I couldn’t get all my work done before I lost the charge.

— 4 —

I’m in the middle of two books right now: Thirty Days: on retreat with the exercises of St Ignatius and The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime. The first is moving me greatly, as I wrote yesterday. The second is a pretty good read also, but it is another example of why I don’t usually choose fiction to read.

— 5 —

While we’re on the topic of reading, for those of you who were wondering, I have not read Fifty Shades of Gray. If that was even a question in your mind we need to have a conversation.

— 6 —

The opera company I work with is in the home stretch of a Crowdrise fundraiser, and I am glad to be helping them Fund the Future. The group has come so far from the days when I was president, when we weren’t even sure we’d be able to afford to print programs. We’re going to keep growing, but how fast we grow has a lot to do with the generosity of PEOPLE LIKE YOU. (I could totally work for public broadcasting).

— 7 —

I am endorsing an affordable organic wine I found out in western mass: Our Daily Red, in addition to being cleverly named is also delicious and organic. I gotta figure where I can get it back in Boston.

I’ll be singing – what will you be doing this weekend? Whatever it is, enjoy it.

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

This entry was posted in BOC, music, reading, running, singing. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Seven Quick Takes, Volume 7

  1. Jen says:

    I think your reaction to “50 Shades” would be quite amusing, though, in an MST3K way. 🙂

  2. nancyo says:

    I found you through Dorian’s blog. Western Mass is the land of my birth, and I have happy, if vague, memories of Tanglewood. Good luck with the training!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s