Happy new year. I rang in the new year with my brother, cousins, and their partners. Pot-luck dinner, pool playing, watching videos, watching a strange and uncomfortable new years broadcast, and playing ‘Ticket to Ride’.

The Planets + Sō

Saturday evening I went to see Akron Symphony perform Holst’s The Planets plus some other works, including a piece with Sō Percussion. I like The Planets and was glad to see it performed live, especially, as an EVN fan, Mars. The Sō / David Lang piece I found hard to follow and understand the apparent polyrhythms involved. The other pieces I liked well enough.