OK. Take a breath, he says to himself. After a big weekend of hosting my son Will's a cappella group from U Chicago for the 2017 ICCA Finals at the Beacon, now I begin to turn my attention to a very exciting musical project of my own.
I should say "our own," because it's a project I've been developing in collaboration with pianists Michael and Jessica Shinn. It's called DOUBLE RAINBOW - a double piano concerto commissioned by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in Madison, WI. The premiere is Friday night (4.28), but there are lots of stories to tell. I will be posting all week about it, in a little microburst of blogging. It's a piece about doubleness, about the reflective nature of twos as they appear in life and love. So first, as a teaser, I give you the stars of the show: Michael Shinn and Jessica Chow Shinn.