The Battle of Britten

This week marks the end of the season for the SLSO and my humble contributions thereto. The piece is the mighty War Requiem of Benjamin Britten. I’m playing a lot of bass drum and a few other things. It’s really a great piece, one that I hadn’t played before but am enjoying quite a bit in the long spells between pounding.

Greg Cohen is on the gig as another extra drummer. He plays regularly in San Diego but lives in St. Louis at least part of the time. We went out for Thai food between rehearsals and ran into John Kasica, our fearless section leader. A good (and spicy) time was had by all.