Saturday, August 30, 2008

August 30 - Conservatory Corps Cachet

At the San Francisco Conservatory this morning with Harriet March Page and Megan Cullen (later, two more of our fantastic singers) for rehearsal of Amy Beth Kirsten's intriguing Orphelia Forever,

the fog just breaking up,

then with all due speed to First and Howard (South of Market),

near Rincon Hill (what's left of it),

to rendevous with generous choreographer-singer William Loney,

beyond the reflections at the local Peets (with faint self-portrait).

Quick stop on Potrero Hill, where we learn that Goat Hall Productions has been awarded a $5,000 CASH [Creative Assistance for the Small (Organization) and Hungry (Artist)] Grant from Theatre Bay Area (our first successful bid for this particular award -- the CD component was Karl Coryat's dynamic recording of my Camino Real, Op. 110).

Home again, moving right along orchestrating Israel in Trouble, Op. 54, through page 61, specifically --

IV. Fly Away
V. Well, Well, Well, Well, Well
VI. Shouldn't Work for Nothing

-- with grids from Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes: Sea Interlude IV, Dale Evans Rogers's Happy Trails, and Prince's Purple Rain: Darling Nicky.