I’m here in NYC on the morning of the Carnegie concert. This is a Discovery Concert, which means it has a lecture demonstration with visual aids. It’s a cool idea, especially for a dense and rarish work like Turangalila.
I had breakfast this morning at the obligatory Greek coffee shop on Ninth Avenue. Two eggs any style with sausages and coffee regular for under 10 bucks. That is so sweet. Last night I ventured uptown with a friend from the orchestra to the old ‘hood and had comfort food a la Manhattan at Good Enough to Eat. And it was! We both had the meat loaf with mashed potatoes, gravy and peas and carrots. (Peas and carrots, peas and carrots, rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb. Sorry I do that whenever I say “peas and carrots”).
The concert is tonight and I’m looking forward to it in a big way. I have a day off tomorrow and am weighing my options. I like having options in NYC. And I like weighing them.