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February 2, 2008

The Itinerary

I’ve been home from my honeymoon for only a few days (still a little jet-lagged and getting over the worst cold I can recall), and it’s time to leave again. Here’s where I’ll be, and when…

Tuesday: Fly to Austin to work with Jerry Junkin (conductor) and Harvey Pittel (sax) with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble on their performance of my Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind Ensemble. I have rehearsals on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and the concert is on Sunday the 10th. AEJ flies in on Friday.

Monday, February 11, early am: fly to Dallas. I have a performance of “Strange Humors” at the Eisemann Center that night with the TMEA 2008 4A Honor Band, Poteet High School. Scott Coulson conducts the concert that night.

Tuesday, February 12: Fly to Tucson, Arizona. Rehearse with Timothy McAllister (soprano sax) and the University of Arizona Wind Ensemble (conducted by Gregg Hanson). Rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, February 13: Fly to San Antonio. Have a martini. (Will Montoya be there?) Rehearse with the TMEA All-State 5A Symphonic Band (“Kingfishers Catch Fire“) and the TMEA 4A All-State Symphonic Band (“Turning“) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Poteet performs “Strange Humors” on Friday night at 8pm. “Turning” (conducted by John Lynch) is at 1:30pm on Saturday, and “Kingfishers…” (conducted by Thomas Lee) is at 7:30pm on Saturday.

Sunday, February 17: Loki’s Birthday. Morning: fly to Tucson. Performance of Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind Ensemble at 2pm at the University of Arizona.

Sunday, February 17: Evening: fly home to LA just in time to wish Loki a Happy Birthday. (All that same day I will have woken up in San Antonio, flown to Tucson, had a performance, and flown home to California.)

That’s 13 days of travel, six flights, four cities, and six performances of four different pieces. Wish me luck! And this doesn’t even touch on the travel insanity that continues the following Sunday…

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  1. At 2:51 pm on February 2, 2008
    Montoya Says:

    You know it holmes!!! We have to get together.

    Always remember who met first that one TMEA with Steve, and Eric. I’m just sayin…

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  3. At 6:28 pm on February 3, 2008
    Connie Miller Says:

    If you’re looking for something “interesting” to do Saturday night (Feb. 9) in Austin, my good friend Camille Olsen is having a solo art show at Austin Figurative Gallery (gritty urban East Austin). http://www.ekaweeka.com/569. You’ll definitely get a peek at the real Austin that even Montoya doesn’t know about!

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