Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Another colleague performed this weekend with famous pop-culture folks. (The other, of course, being the beautiful JD.) Tom is what you might call my “virtual colleague,” as we have yet to meet in person! But this business is small, indeed, and our resumes share several names, so I have no doubt that it is only a matter of time.

This weekend’s event was a brilliantly conceived concert of the music of Robert and Clara Schumann, performed by top-tier musicians and joined by Sting and Trudie Styler, who read from Robert and Clara’s letters. Hot, hot, HOT! Really, kudos to the person who thought this up. And the fact that it was a benefit concert is even better. It wasn’t just about ego-stroking. Generous, talented people coming together to create something beautiful both in its presentation and in its purpose. Joshua Bell, Lisa Saffer, Alicia Weilerstein, Jeremy Denk, and Natasha Paremski completed the slate of musicians; Jonathan Pryce narrated. Wow.

Read Steve Smith’s account of the evening. It will not only make you wish that you had been there, but you will hope that it was not a one-time event. It sounds like an extraordinary night.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Small world. I had a brush with this event as well when we brought Alisa (rather than Alicia) Weilerstein to give two recitals this weekend. She played a killer program on Saturday night, rushed back to NYC before dawn the next morning for the rehearsal, and then came back down to DC (not without some transportation drama) that night for the same killer program. Lovely person, grace under the immense amount of pressure produced by this schedule, and she plays like a goddess.

I wish I could have been at the concert on Monday! Truly a fab idea for a great cause.

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