Fun, exciting and charming week with the great staff, board, and musicians of the Owensboro Symphony. Lots of great community meetings and two fun days in schools as part of a jam-packed and fun-filled series of days. Capping off the week was Saturday night’s concert in RiverPark Center. The orchestra played a beautiful and moving performance of “Scheherazade.” Such beautiful playing from the entire orchestra, but some especially moving solos from the winds–and I won’t soon forget the passionate and beautiful playing of Concertmaster Patrick Rafferty, playing the title character. My friend Andrew Tyson also joined us for a great performance of the Rachmaninoff Paganini Variations–a first time for us to do this piece together. All in all–basking in the glow of a great, great week!