And here it is, my first review of a live, in-person music concert in nearly 17 months. As I remarked in turning it in to my editor, it feels real good to be back in harness.
This was not only the first Menlo festival weekend in two years, it was also our first review of their new hall, so I was requested to review the hall as much as the music. That I could do, though don't imagine that hearing Schubert's "Trout" Quintet, which is for piano and strings, in the same hall two days earlier didn't enlighten my opinion of the acoustics of both strings and piano in this concert.
But that review is for another venue and won't be coming out for a few days yet. This one has to stand on its own.