First Spring Snow

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More on food: English horn player Cally Banham admired her colleagues’ foodie virtues. “One thing is clear so far,” she told me, “the members of the St. Louis Symphony are extremely refined foodies, pouncing on the NY opportunity, and many seem particularly versed on the subtle variants of each Ramen place!” Ramen, you’ve been informed. Next time you’re in New York, get some.

She also had some reflections on the recent Carnegie renovations: “Last year was a bit of a shock to see the backstage renovations. I mourned the loss of those hallowed halls of tiny dressing rooms, but the expanded backstage areas have been appointed to capture that old Carnegie charm!”

To give you some idea of the charms, Megan Stout shared this photo of where she and Principal Harp Allegra Lilly warm up. This is a two-harp show.

Nice place to warm up the harp if you can get it.
Nice place to warm up the harp if you can get it.

And here is a view of that divine layer cake that is the Carnegie auditorium, a chorus-eye view from Patty Kofron.

A chorus-eye view of Carnegie Hall.
A chorus-eye view of Carnegie Hall.

Snowing heavily in New York. A good omen for a Russian symphony.