I had so much fun playing at the Hammer yesterday night. It is amazing to play in a place that is sold out... The only other time I had that experience was when I played at LACMA, but the audience there were general audience, they did not come only to see the performers. They are more loyal to the series rather than the performers. However, the sonnets and sonata series is new, and this is their second concert--so the loyalty of the people who attended are still mutable. I hope I was able to captivate them! And I felt that I did. Lili came to speak to me after the concert. I first met her at the Emeritus college. she listened to Samson Francois when she was just a little girl, and he played Scarbo, same piece I played for her. Of course, his was much better, but it was refreshing to have her adore my playing! She came Wednesday especially to hear me. I was so surprised to see her there and she asked for my autograph. She is such a darling lady. A friend she met that night of is this tall french lady. She sat behind my mom, and the whole concert she was admiring my mother's style of clothing and style of hair. For all the years I've been alive, my mother has never changed her hairstyle. She prefers rococo styles, and just elegance of the older European styles.
Such exciting things are happening to me at a time of such depressing stress and pressing issues. I finally booked my ticket to Aspen! From LAX to Aspen it is 1 hour and 55 minutes. Around 750 miles.
Tomorrow, I will be singing a Beatles concert, and for once I feel at home in the musicality of the songs! I love them so much. The Beatles are so amazing. The complex rhythm, clashing of styles, etc...