Wow, the concert has been over for more than a week now - but it went pretty well, no rain! And no real wind, but HOT interspersed with clouds. Unfortunately the only EH I played was William Tell, and the first few bars my reed was just not great - kinda spitty sounding! But it is so hard to get it right outdoors when you're doubling - either too wet or not wet enough.
But the solo went well, sadly the flutist did some weird thing and got lost - she is usually really on top of things. Oh well! I managed to find places to breathe; and suddenly another big solo moment is over.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky 1962-2017
23 hours ago