I headed out on the Acela yesterday, leaving my beloved Bridges of Madison County (which can run perfectly well without me being anywhere near it) so I could spend a week in the Washington DC area teaching and working with young actors and musicians.

The main event is Saturday and Sunday’s concerts of Songs for a New World featuring the YAA orchestra, fifty musicians strong, as well as a host of local singers, both student and professional.  I get to conduct, play piano, maybe sing a little, but mostly revel in the sound these amazing young musicians make when they encounter my music.  It’s going to be a thrilling set of performances, and I’ll tell you more about them later this week. So all you DC Brownies, I hope to see you this weekend!