We’re hosting a chamber music recital on Friday, September 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church. I’ll be performing with a number of other friends, with music including Dvořák’s “American” Quartet and York Bowen’s Fantasie Quartet for four violas. We’ll also be premiering a piece I just finished, Fairy Tales for four violas. The title is reminiscent of Schumann’s Märchenbilder.
My wife and I attended the NABC bridge tournament in Chicago last week. We had a great time. On on our fourth and final day, we entered an event called “Gold Rush Pairs”, which included a moderately strong field (no pros) with 81 pairs. We finished first overall (top of page 12)! It’s one of our strongest tournament games yet. We’re improving!