New Digs at Lincoln Center

November 19th, 2008

My calendar tends to get booked up far in advance and so I don’t usually focus on what I’m doing on a given day until a few days before. As a result, I hadn’t really focused on my plans for last night until well into the afternoon, long after I had talked to the New York Times about our new streetside studio at Lincoln Center.

After the interview, I set off to Howard Rubenstein’s classic apartment on Fifth Avenue to meet the new Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert. What better place to talk about our new studio? Staffers at the Philharmonic were as excited about our new studio as we are.

Alan told us how excited he was about his new post and told me later that he grew up in New York watching Thirteen.

The rest of the evening was spent listening to Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 108, performed by Glenn Dicterow on the violin and Helene Jeanney on the piano.

As I listened, and got carried away with music, I wondered how many performers would eventually play in our new studio. And how many others will watch and listen, and find themselves carried away, too.

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