The JACK concert Wednesday night at (le) Poisson Rouge (the old Village Gate) in Greenwich Village in New York City was apparently a success, judging from the New York Times's classical music reviewer, Anthony Tomamsini, in today's paper. (I better credit them, as well, for the picture to the right, featuring Son Number Two with the light from heaven streaming down upon him.)
Son Number Two, not yet quite at the quarter century mark, age-wise, was about as excited and happy as he ever gets when he called us tonight. The concert was packed, with people standing along the walls. He just came off a nine-day gig with The Knights, a classical music orchestra that did a live video recording of pieces ranging from Shostakovich to Jimi Hendrix at(le) Poisson Rouge for Sony Classical records. He doesn't know when the video will come out.
Saturday, JACK leaves for Germany for a week and a half to make a sound recording of the Xenakis quartets and a Lachenmann piece. There are no live concerts planned this time over there, but they go back to England, Germany and Italy for a month starting next March.
I'm sorry I'm bragging. Son Number Two does not like me to do that. But I can't help myself; I'm so happy to see all those years of lessons and practicing paying off at such a young age.