monthly (?) update

It’s been a while since I posted anything here. It’s been a busy time!

Since the last post in mid-August, I’ve been travelling all over the place. Sari and I spent the beginning of August in New Brunswick, as I mentioned before. We stayed for a couple of weeks, doing a trio of concerts with Seasons Baroque, and house sitting for my parents for a while.

The rest of the month was spent with various other trips: We both visited friends in Vermont, then Sari spent a week in Toronto to do a couple of recordings with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra (you can see a video of one of the sessions on youtube!), while I took a lengthy bus ride down to Philadelphia to visit some weyrmount friends – a delightfully geeky bunch! Then, as soon as we were back in Montreal together, it was back to the Maritimes, performing again with Seasons, though this time we were playing for Graham’s cousin’s wedding in Nova Scotia! It was a fun trip, but very exhausting – left early Saturday, rehearsed that evening; drove to NS on Sunday and played the wedding that afternoon; back to NB on Monday, another quick rehearsal to get ready for the next concerts; and then back to Montreal in time to return the rental car Tuesday night!

We’re now in Montreal for another couple of weeks. Sari will be off for a weekend playing in the Sackville Early Music Festival, and then as soon as she gets back to Montreal, we’re headed back to NB together! This time, it’s not just for a concert (though we’re doing that too!) since we’re getting married! October 7th is the date, and it’s creeping up on us alarmingly quickly. It’s all coming together now, but there’s still a lot of work to be done!

Right after the wedding, we’re doing two concerts – with all these musicians there, it’d be a shame to waste the opportunity! Tuesday October 9th will be in Fredericton, and then Wednesday the 10th in St. Andrews. Check for more details, as usual.