a quick natural science lesson for those of you who may not be completely familiar with the rare classical beaver (castor canadensis classicus): while the creature regularly spends fall-winter-spring near heavily populated italian rococo revival theaters, summer is typically a time of migration for this largest of rodents. areas of travel during the warmer months include, but are not limited to, the columbia river gorge, the banks of the mighty (no longer flammable) cuyahoga, and foster road bars that contain galaga arcade games.
the first of march, chopin’s 200th birthday, also marked the official launching of this blog. over the past three months, my expectations for this digital dalliance have been greatly surpassed, and i can’t resist giving shout-outs to some incredibly encouraging folks: to all those loving husbands (yeah, i’m looking at you sweetie) who never complained about dirty dishes piling up because i was too busy finding an online pic of edith bunker; to all those amazing os staffers (yeah, i’m looking at you carl, laura, kelly, sarah, joy, & julie) who opened up so many doors for me; to all those assistant principal violists (yeah, i’m looking at you charles) who have plugged the cb on their own excellent blogs; and to all those musicians who took time out of their busy schedules to tackle 10 somewhat ridiculous interview questions (yeah, i’m looking at you jennifer, jeffrey, peter, evan, alicia, & elina). ultimately, thanks to maestro carlos and the incredible members of the oregon symphony for an amazing season – i couldn’t and wouldn’t do this without you. happy summer vay-kay!