Off to San Francisco International Airport toward the wee hours beyond Halloween,
first on the
(hour? month? doctors? hundred dollars?)
then (via a relatively easier security check, thanks to a promotional and policy changes)
(computerly and even science-fictionally 2001: A Space Odysseyianly) well-appointed terminal, awaiting
flight to Philadelphia for Swarthmore College's fourth-annual Student-Alumni Composer Concert.
Before this, first rehearsal at Thick House for
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra's Fellow Travelers show,
including Mark Alburger's Double Piano Concerto ("Fellow Travellers"),
featuring Eytan and Gabriel Schillinger-Hyman,
and Eduard Prosek's
All Hallows Eve
Quiz 11 for the
with musical examples drawn from Duke Ellington, Olivier Messiaen, Bela Bartok, John Cage, Richard Rodgers, Jester Hairston, and Richard Berry.
A quick trip back to gather music for the show (Peter Schickele's Dream Dances and the Alburgerian Portraits of Three [Flute] Players,
the weather finally warming up again (high 73, for the first summerlike interval since The Opus Project presents Opus 10 on October 26, and the 214th such of 2013).
though a bit cooler, as is typically the case, in
(a just-cresting-summer 70).