Concerts I’ve been to:
1. San Francisco Symphony, numerous times (including featuring Lang Lang)
2. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder/ Del McCoury
This is still my favorite Skaggs.
3. Alison Krauss & Union Station
4. Natalie McMaster
5. Eilene Ivers (original Riverdance violinist)
What do an Alaskan cruise, a Romanian pianist, and this piece have in common? Some day I’ll have to tell you.
6. Dick Dale & His Del-Tones (father of surf guitar, dude, although by the time I saw him he was the grandfather of surf guitar)
7. Joe Satriani (it was the Marshall amp)
8. Victor Borge (yes, he totally counts)
And, because it’s Borge, I have to share my favorite routine.
9. Air Force Band
10. Air Force Jazz Ensemble
11. Many teacher and/ or student concerts between SRCS, SRJC, and SSU
I’m probably forgetting some.
Concerts I’ve been IN (not counting yearly student concerts with my piano/ violin teachers or the countless church concerts).
1. A few (I can’t remember!) seasons with the Discovery orchestra (younger youth orchestra), violin
2. 3 piano concerts with the SRJC, solo + duets
3. 2 seasons with the Cotati Philharmonic (now Sonoma County Philharmonic), piano + percussion
My first concert with them we played in San Fransisco in a great cathedral for the Spanish ambassador! I need to tell that story some day too.