taking in 15-year-old fraternal twins Eytan and Gabriel Schillinger-Hyman's progress on Mark Alburger's Double Piano Concerto ("Fellow Travellers"): I. Allegro troppo -- and they are doing brilliantly well, in preparation for performance of same with San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra in the upcoming concert on November 9.
meandering local course,
then bolt up 80
in reverse and
beyond Farad), and
Sierra Counties --
395 to complete the
Carson Range eastern downslope to the southern part of Reno Valley.
This is accomplished suburbanly --
in bitter cold,
high winds (summer is definitely over here, with reports of snow at this level within 24 hours) --
from the downside of Lower Whites Creek open space, in the growing dark of Killington,
the sky of Mt. Rose,
a ghostly Virginia Range,
greater Reno, and
illumined), Sundance Drives... plus a brief dash on 431.
Re-parking the car at the local McDonald's,
it's up and downslope on the bikepath,
under new 395 to the
junction with the old.
With this the probable end of the out-of-the-local-area 2013 hiking season,
backtrack on the cold upslope to the faithful,
non-violated or -towed-away car,
UC Davis Library, taking a look at Dmitri Shostakovich's Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 (1925) and Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a (1936). Return late to compose page 13 of Communist Manifesto.