It is rare to take a day off but today is a special exception thanks to spending an entire day building up to my wife, violinist Holly Mulcahy, performing Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.
It was a fantastic performance with the orcheatra and music director Kayoko Dan rising to the challenge on such a demanding piece.
Having Ms. Higdon in town all week to work with the orchestra and and numerous outreach activities was a genuine treat. She is, without any doubt, one of the most grounded, charming, and delightful composers I’ve had he pleasure to meet.
There is so much more to write about, not the least of which were all the wonderful colleagues and friends who showed up from as far away as San Francisco, but it will have to wait until another day.
Untill then, you can read a review of the concert by Mel Wilhoit for the 3/13/15 edition of the Chattanooga Times Free Press.