There is a lovely program at the Harris Theater tomorrow evening from our friends at Music of the Baroque. The orchestra's Pricipal Guest Conductor, Nicholas Kraemer, will be doing the honors on the podium. I hope that you will be there - this is a delicious program ending with "Papa" Haydn's 98th symphony. That's a lot of children - he went on to give us 106...........if you include the so called Symphones A and B from the 1760s, when he was writing symphonies at the rate of one every three months. And since he is also regarded as the father of the String Quartet and wrote almost 70 of those he can't have had much sleep!
So do go along and hear Nicholas Kraemer tomorrow at the Harris. He and Jane Glover were on the music staff together at Glyndebourne more than 30 years ago. They even shared digs and shared the conducting of performances of Die Entführung with our touring company. And now they are sharing responsibility for Music of the Baroque. And I guess they hardly ever meet these days!
Jane meanwhile is on the east coast preparing Gluck's Armide at Juilliard/Met, as well as doing a gig with Mark Morris at the Kennedy Center which closed last night. Our world sometimes feels very small!