So I have been convinced to do a thing that I was probably going to do anyway even if everyone told me not to, which is go to Houston in April to hear Joyce DiDonato. Although I will admit to being a little leery of Texas. Not because I am afraid of getting shot or anything like that, but because the one and only other time I was ever in Texas I spent all forty eight hours of the visit trying to keep various sorts of grit out of my eyes. I wear contact lenses because I am 1) vain and 2) can see better with contacts than glasses for some reason, but sometimes vanity has consequences. I am thinking that I might saran-wrap the top half of my head.
I am traveling today, but should be back in business by this evening. I have a DVD of Capriccio that I should watch, but if I can I may try to get to the music library to get the Sellars version of Handel’s Giulio Cesare. (Interlibrary loan has not yet coughed up the Guth version of Handel’s Messiah – not fair!)