Been a lovely weekend around here. About to get ready for the 17th Annual ArtsWalk in downtown Harrisburg, should be sweet. Anxious to see local artists and galleries.
Got my digital cable & internet yesterday. Yowser! Nice to have a speedy connection at home. Even did some work, downloading 252 tracks (about 13 classical cds) of new releases from Universal classics. I did that in about an hour, whereas the previous attempt to download a single 4 minute track of Magdalena Kozena took 45 minutes alone.
Updated Walter Mays' website and bookmarked several sites I hadn't been to in awhile. Plan to add some of those to this one, where you can see where I keep up to date with the classical world.
Did some cooking, experimented with chicken garlic and rosemary - nothing too crazy with rice - even some leftovers for tonight or tomorrow.
Listened to Arvo Part's Mirror in Mirror and Ralph Vaughan-Williams' The Lark Ascending - now have to figure out the rest of the program. Perhaps Mozart's Adagio, KV 260 and Andrzej Panufnik's Hommage a Chopin. Rachmaninoff's Vocalise is a real contender too. Oh, and John Corigliano's Red Violin caprices.
More on all of this later!