I received some tremendous news.
The Lucerne Festival is holding a memorial concert on in honor of Pierre Boulez. He was a major figure in shaping the festival, including the Academy program that I owe so much to.
They invited me to come play.
I have previously written about how Pierre Boulez was vitally important to most of what I'm doing now.
Naturally, I was so excited I had to restrain myself from replying with something to the tune of WHAAAAT?!?!?! OMG OMG OMG FUCK YES TAKE ME!!
The program consists of two of his pieces and the last two pieces he ever conducted at Lucerne.
Wolfgang Rihm will be saying a few words about Boulez and Matthias Pintscher will be conducting. If you happen to be near Lucerne, Switzerland you should come! It is going to be a great show. (Info here.)
This is an incredible honor.
Thank you so much to The Lucerne Festival for allowing me to be part of such a special, once in a lifetime event.
And of course, thank you Pierre.