The long holiday vacation is over (sorry Wendy!.. she actually works a LOT more than the rest of us musicians and thus had a relatively short one) and everyone is excited to be back and to see Paavo Jarvi back on the podium! Our program this week is appropriate for the greyness of January – a Sibelius, Berg and Tchaikovsky collage that goes to the dark side. (No wonder Randy is so happy;)). Despite the depressing themes in the music, on stage I can’t help but feel so lucky to have a job in which I get paid to play!