I arrived safely back in NYC earlier today and just finished watching the video of last night’s concert. I’ve also literally just finished wiping tears of happiness from my eyes. To say “thank you to all of you from the bottom of my heart for your efforts” doesn’t even seem like nearly enough words. You have no idea what joy and purpose you brought back into my life by being able to create, perform, and host a concert once again. That is truly what I personally feel like I was put here on this Earth to do as my calling. When it was all so suddenly taken away, I struggled for months to find purpose again. Eventually I got some perspective and learned how to be patient (not one of my strong suits). However, this return was so very special to me. I’m still on such a high from the past few days and I’m incredibly proud and grateful to be associated with our fantastic Houston Symphony for helping to lead the way for orchestras and performing arts organizations in this country.
Not only were the vocalists and orchestra wonderful, but I’m so incredibly impressed with the innovation, care, and professionalism of our staff and crew. The livestream was absolutely wonderful. It sounded terrific and looked amazing! Who directed the video!?!? Was there a score reader? All of the shots were so well thought out and beautifully executed. Not that I would expect anything less, but this was a top-notch, incredibly professional presentation. Please give my deepest thanks and congratulations to the audio and video teams. They did an amazing job and I feel so very proud to be the Principal Pops Conductor for such a fantastic organization.
Sending my heartful thanks and love to all of you. Until next time…
Asst Director of Operations