Before Maya took off for Ohio and I (Hannah) started my annual winter jigsaw puzzle, we had one final andRehearsal to look at some of the music for our January concert. We are going to be premiering a bunch of new pieces on this concert, so we invited three of the local composers (Ivonne Paredes, Paul Kerekes, and Brian Petuch) to come to the first readings of their pieces. This helped us to get answers to questions we had about their scores, and gave them some ideas of what was working/not working with their piece so far. It's great to be able to work so closely with composers throughout the entire process; we will definitely see them a few more times before January 23rd. And, of course we had cookies (eaten too quickly to photograph)!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, enjoy the bizarre warm weather on the East Coast!