The Fine Arts Building here in Chicago is buzzing with COT's two productions in rehearsal. Curtiss Hall on the 10th floor is looking after Giasone and the excellent large rehearsal room of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra is accommodating Mose.
In between a good deal of stuff going on in the office I was down there for a spell this morning. In the break our senior coach on Mose, Lara Bolton, had a spontaneous ensemble tidy up with Taylor Stayton, Sian Davies, Kathryn Leemhuis, and Jorge Prego. Never waste a moment!
This evening I am at Music of the Baroque's concert at the Harris - the pleasures of Bach, Haydn and Mozart! It will be good to get away for an hour or two from the tension of getting these two productions on.