February 3, 2023
Leonard once again joins the DSO for three concerts with pianist Garrick Ohlsson. The program, originally planned for spring 2020, comprises three masterpieces: Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
“Don’t step on the iguana!”
And with those words, Cindy and I arrived at the Galapagos Islands for 10 days of truly incredible vistas and encounters with wildlife. It turns out that Ecuador is pretty much a straight shot down from St. Louis, but you wouldn’t know it from the route that the three airplanes took to get to San Cristóbal Island and back. As is the case so often, the travel part was the least fun.