Following our debut in New York City we travelled to San Francisco. Tenor Bryan Lopez arrived from Havana/Miami, passport and visa now in hand.
On Sunday my wife and I gave the artists a tour of the area. The Golden Gate Bridge rated high among the favorites — the Haight-Ashbury not so much.
My wife Deborah, son Jonah, and I had the pleasure of hosting the artists in our home. Oh, and the music!
On Tuesday, February 3, we presented excerpts in the Wattis Room at Davies Symphony Hall. Composer Roberto Valera had a baby grand piano this time.
The room was full! Guests included Danny Glover and his family, members of the San Francisco Opera Board of Directors — and some staff, Revolution of Forms book author John Loomis, patrons of the arts, friends, and family.
Thanks to supporters Bill and Alice Russell-Shapiro for helping make the night a special one.