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A Few Odds & Ends

Night at the Symphony

Till Fellner
Till Fellner

A week ago tonight we went to the San Francisco Symphony: Till Fellner performed Mozart‘s Piano Concerto No. 24 in c Minor, K 491 (1786).

Flawless, intricate voicing. And the symphony was at its best, with Semyon Bychkov conducting. The balance. The classical period restraint. The symbiosis.


I so wish Mozart had lived to be an old man. His numerous compositions in such a short life are a tremendous gift!

Dinner before the Symphony

It’s hard to go wrong with restaurant dining in this city, but we were a bit worried as these were last minute reservations.

I had never heard of Il Borgo, an Itlaian restaurant a few blocks from Davies Hall.

Il Borgo Italian Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

The food wasn’t just delicious, it was fresh beyond belief. I have never, in all of my life, had potatoes this fresh. I swear, I think they plucked them out of the earth behind the restaurant just before preparing them.

I highly recommend Il Borgo. The veal piccata was spectacular, but the vegetables were unparalleled!

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Best Birthday Card Ever

Favorite cuz sent Steve the best birthday I’ve seen in years, and years! The cat looks just like Conrad the Kat, our Beast, when he’s in a mood! And our Nissan Leaf, Chloé is red.

Yes, the HU is getting old, though he denies it!

I’ve included a scan of it in this post.

Way to go cuz!

Over the Hill Birthday Card

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