pencil and various pens in handmade sketchbook BFK Rives paper

What do you do while the orchestra is tuning up?  I like to draw them.  We had seats in the balcony at the Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center for the rehearsal of “Russian Glory”.  You can see the program here;  very passionate Russian music.  I was particularly interested in hearing the pianist Olga Kern, whom my piano teacher had recommended.



If I hadn’t been sitting where I had a clear view of the her hands, I would have had difficulty believing that a mere ten fingers could have such a profound impact on an instrument and an audience.  Suffice it to say I was rapt.  And totally unable to sit still.  So once again sketching saved me.  Especially watching Bruno, the conductor, who is apparently the only one in the concert hall who gets to really move his whole body!


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