After some rest and time with the family (and a few picturesque bike rides around Columbia), I jumped right into Hot Summer Nights Music Academy managed by the Missouri Symphony Society for grade school instrumentalists. What fun! I am so lucky to coach some talented (and witty) wind players with their orchestral pieces and chamber groups. Sometimes I forget how much I love working with larger groups of students--especially when they are excited to play fun music! It's been exhausting, but I'm enjoying every second. Our student chamber ensembles perform on Saturday, June 28 at 11:00am (free), and the Music Academy Orchestra performs with the Missouri Symphony during the "Love Notes" concert on Sunday, June 29 at 2:30pm ($5-10/ticket). Details are on MSO's website.
Lastly--on Friday evening, I will be joining the MSO again for another pops concert featuring Ben E. King, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend! Come and sing along with your favorite songs--Details can be found here.
Have an amazing end to a gorgeous week, everybody!